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Arrest made after group of teens rob, assault man in downtown, police say

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in St. Louis made one arrest after a group of approximately 8 teenagers allegedly assaulted and robbed a man in downtown St. Louis.

Police said the robbery happened near the intersection of 10th Street and Olive Street at 4:55 p.m. Monday.

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Police said the 32-year-old man was approached by one of the teens who asked for money.  The man replied that he did not have any and at that time another teen struck the victim in the face with a fist, according to police.
 
Police tweeted on Thursday that a juvenile suspect was taken into custody in connection with the attack. The suspect has not been charged.
 
The suspects removed the man’s cell phone and money from his pocket and the fled the area.  One group was seen running south on 10th Street and another group ran east on Locust.
 
The man was rushed to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.
 
Police said the suspects, who were all believed to be between the ages of 15 and 18, were wearing khaki pants and black shirts.
 
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says they will increase patrols in the area.
 

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