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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery near SLU

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

Police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery incident that happened near the Saint Louis University campus.

According to police, the incident occurred at the 200 block of North Spring Avenue north of the SLU campus on November 20 just before midnight. 

Police say the five victims were stopped by the suspect when he asked for directions. The suspect proceeded to pull out a handgun and asked for the victims to hand over their belongings.

According to police, the victims handed over a purse, cell phones and cash. The suspect then struck one of the victims over the head with the gun and took off down the street.

The victim hit in the head sustained minor injuries but did not want medical attention.

According to police, the suspect is believed to be a black male in his late 20s. Police say he is between 5”6-5”7 and around 150 pounds.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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