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Officer injured during pursuit of Family Dollar robbery suspects in North County

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A St. Louis County officer was injured after pursuing two suspects on foot who allegedly robbed a Family Dollar in North County Saturday night.

Around 8 p.m., two men entered the business, located near the 11000 block of Bellefontaine Rd, and demanded money from the cashier. One of the suspects brandished a gun and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Both suspects then fled the scene.

Responding officers found a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's near the intersection of Kilgore Dr. and Coburg Lands Dr. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused and fled.

After a short pursuit, one of the men attempted to flee the vehicle as the driver stopped near the area of Berwyn Dr. and Cambria Drive.

Both men were taken into custody at the scene.

One officer suffered minor injuries while pursuing the suspect on foot. He declined medical treatment.

A gun and stolen items from Family Dollar were found recovered at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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