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Police investigate fourth case of robbers forcing victim to drive to ATM

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis Police are investigating a fourth recent case of an armed robbery and kidnapping in which one or more armed robbers force themselves into a victim's car with the intent of driving to an ATM to withdraw money from the victim's account.

In one instance, the victim didn't have a debit card.

According to police, a man was forced into the backseat of his car by two armed robbers around 2 a.m. in an alley behind the 2200 block of Portis. The robbers drove to a nearby ATM where they withdrew money using the victim's card and then returned him and his car to the original location. 

Two men were victims of a similar robbery June 29 in an alley behind the 2600 block of Kingshighway. In that case, one of the victims was hit over the head with a gun before a solo robber drove them to an ATM and withdrew money. The victims were also returned to the location where the crime began and were given their car back.

Around 3:30 a.m, in the 4900 block of Kemper, three men wearing hoods forced their way into a victim's car but the victim didn't have an ATM card. In this crime, the robbers stole the victim's Kia Optima.

And in the early morning hours of June 24, police said two hooded men forced a victim into his car in the parking lot of Courtesy Diner at 3155 Kingshighway and drove him to several ATMs. Investigators also said the robbers stopped at the victim's home to search for property before dropping him off near Courtesy Diner 2.5 hours later.

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