2 arrested in restaurant slayings

November 13, 2008 8:39:28 AM PST
Police say two men have been arrested in Illinois in connection to the killings of a waitress and cook at a Steak 'n Shake restaurant near St. Louis. St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus says one man was arrested Wednesday night and a second man Thursday following a search of a home in Cahokia, Ill. She had no other details.

The arrests come days after waitress Tammy Cantrell and cook Mark Gerstner were found shot to death Monday inside the Steak 'n Shake restaurant in south St. Louis County.

Police believed the killings were the result of a robbery. On Wednesday, the Indianapolis-based fast food chain offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.


Information from: KSDK-TV