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Sale of iPhone arranged on Snapchat turns into armed robbery in Hazelwood

Sale of iPhone arranged on Snapchat turns into armed robbery in Hazelwood


A sale of an iPhone X arranged on the social media app Snapchat turned into an armed robbery Saturday afternoon at a Hazelwood apartment complex, police said.

Two victims selling the phone agreed to meet the two suspects at the Knollwood Apartments, located just east of the St. Louis Outlet Mall, formerly the St. Louis Mills, around 1:30 p.m., according to Hazelwood police.

When the suspects arrived, they got out of their car. One pulled out a gun and demanded the phone. The victims gave the suspect the phone, and the suspects fled in a gray Ford four-door vehicle, police said.

The victims got in their car and followed the suspects onto southbound I-270 and then westbound I-370.

The victims lost control of their car and came to a stop in a grassy area near the St. Louis Outlet Mall. The suspects were last seen heading west on I-370.

Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information can contact Hazelwood police at 314-838-5000.

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