Man chased, hit with firearm, robbed in north St. Louis overnight

Man chased, hit with firearm, robbed in north St. Louis overnight

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Authorities are investigation after a man was chased, hit with a firearm and robbed in north St. Louis Wednesday morning.

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating after a man was chased, hit with a firearm and robbed in north St. Louis Wednesday morning.

According to police, a 37-year-old man was robbed while exiting his vehicle in the 8700 block of Riverview at 12:40 a.m. Police say the victim was approached by two unknown suspects who displayed firearms and demanded the victim’s property. The victim attempted to run away from the suspects but was caught after a short pursuit.

Police say the suspects took the victim’s wallet and money before striking him in the face with the firearms they were carrying.

The suspects fled east towards Halls Ferry following the incident, police say.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for lacerations to his face.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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