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MetroLink assault: Do you recognize these suspects?

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Police release surveillance pictures of suspects wanted for assault at the Delmar MetroLink Platform. (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) Police release surveillance pictures of suspects wanted for assault at the Delmar MetroLink Platform. (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- According to police, a 33-year-old man was assaulted by unknown suspects on the Delmar MetroLink platform and had his cell phone and wallet stolen. 

Around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police say several unknown suspects approached the man as he was walking up the stairs from the Delmar MetroLink Platform. They began assaulting him by punching and kicking him.  During the assault, one of the suspect's took the man's cell phone and wallet from his pocket. The suspects then fled on foot, heading west on Hodiamont.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital where he is in stable condition with a leg injury. The investigation is ongoing.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department posted the incident and a call for help identifying the suspect's on their Facebook page.

Metro later released a statement:

We are assisting the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department with the investigation. Security on MetroLink has become a regional priority and the safety of the transit-riding public remains the top priority of Metro transit. Three local police departments—the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department--are responsible for policing MetroLink in their respective jurisdictions to patrol and keep our transit riders and employees safe. Last year, we asked the St. Louis City and St. Louis County Police Departments to place more uniformed officers on board MetroLink trains. Both law enforcement agencies pledged they would increase MetroLink patrols in effort to help keep the system safe. In addition, we also asked both departments to assist with other security initiatives such as more undercover officers and hot spot policing to help keep our passengers safe. The number of violent incidents on the Metro system is very small, especially when compared to the total number of riders using the Metro system each day. While Metro operates a safe transit system, we are not immune to crime occurring in the region. On average, we have nearly 850,000 boardings a week on the Metro system which includes MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride.

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