(KMOV) – Police in St. Ann are searching for suspects who are accused of breaking into a home and assaulting a teenage girl Wednesday evening.
According to authorities, three black masked men kicked in the front door of an apartment at the Ridge Pointe Crossing Apartment Complex on We Avenue shortly after 4 p.m.
The suspects then assaulted a 15-year-old girl who was alone at her grandmother's home at the time of the incident. One suspect was reportedly armed with a weapon.
Police say the suspects then locked the girl in a bathroom as they ransacked the home before fleeing. Authorities believe the suspects were looking for narcotics.
The girl waited until the thieves were gone before she broke free from the bathroom and called 911.
Authorities, along with the help of canine units, are actively searching for the suspects who are believed to be on foot in the area.
Further details on the victim or the extent of her injuries were not immediately known.
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