Man robbed for phone at gunpoint in St. Louis, 11 suspects charged

ST. LOUIS – A man was robbed of his cell phone at gunpoint in an apartment complex in St. Louis, reportedly escaping a situation with 11 armed suspects.

The incident unfolded around 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Euclid Avenue in the Fountain Park neighborhood.

Investigators say the victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking into the lobby of an apartment building with several others when a man asked to use his cell phone. The victim gave him permission.

The man then pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his password. The victim provided the password and the man accused of taking his cell phone got away.

The victim told police that 10 additional suspects, all believed to be males, were armed at the time of the incident. No injuries have been reported from the situation.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is handling the investigation. FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.

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