02/28/2020 at 10:20 PM
At approximately 10:20 pm, two students were standing near the street in the 6100 block of Pershing, near Rosedale Avenue. Two subjects approached the students displaying handguns and demanded the students’ property. The students gave the subjects their cell phones, wallets and car keys. One of the subjects then struck one of the students in the face, knocking him to the ground. Both subjects entered the student’s vehicle and drove off, last seen heading west on Pershing Ave.
One student reported minor injuries.
Both subjects are described as males, wearing all dark clothing and masks.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.
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