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Same group of teens allegedly connected to multiple robberies across St. Louis area

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Brett Miller, Jamine Warner and Shane Backer charged with at least two robberies. A fourth teenager was also involved, but is a juvenile. (Credit: SLMPD) Brett Miller, Jamine Warner and Shane Backer charged with at least two robberies. A fourth teenager was also involved, but is a juvenile. (Credit: SLMPD)

(KMOV.com) – Police are looking to charge the teens connected to the O’Fallon, Missouri Pokémon Go robbery and are connecting them with more robberies.

Brett Miller, 17, of St. Peters, Missouri, Jamine Warner, 18, of O'Fallon, Mo., and Shane Backer, 18, of Wentzville, Missouri are charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. A 16-year-old suspect has also been charged, after a man was robbed at gun point in O’Fallon, Mo.

The teens have also been charged with attempted robbery in St. Peters, Mo. St. Louis City Police say they are connected to several in the city that happened the same time.

Robert Gilliam says he was riding his bike on July 9 on Vandeventer Avenue when a black BMW pulled up alongside him.

A man in the backseat pointed a gun and demanded his backpack, Gilliam said.

“This is in my mind, I have to get out of gun range, the whole time I’m riding, I’m thinking, I can’t believe somebody was chasing me,” said Gilliam.

But that is when the suspects crossed over Kingshighway Boulevard and hit Gilliam, he said.

“After that all I remember is hitting the windshield, my bike hitting the car,” said Gilliam.

The suspects took off, Gilliam said. He was attacked around 11 p.m.

Police say 20 minutes later another couple was robbed in the City of St. Louis. After that robbery, another occurred in St. Peters, Mo., then in O'Fallon, Mo. Victims say they were told there were more than 15 in the same night.

“[Detectives] are confident that the suspects responsible are the same individuals arrested in another jurisdiction for multiple robberies in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The investigation is ongoing,” said a St. Louis Metropolitan police spokesperson.

Gilliam says he is dealing with a wrecked bike, a broken shoulder and a sprained foot. He is also overcoming the trauma of nearly losing his life over a backpack filled with cookie dough and art supplies.

“I give thanks for life, above everything else, I get to see my children again,” said Gilliam.

Gilliam has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for his hospital bills.

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