ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Two teenage robbers assaulted a 14-year-old boy on a MetroLink train at the North Hanley Road station Sunday afternoon after he refused to give them his belongings, police said.
When other riders tried to intervene, one of the robbers pointed a gun at them. St. Louis County police officers assigned to MetroLink saw that part of the crime, as the robbers got off the train and ran. They were able to escape into nearby woods with the victim’s bag and cellphone, police said.
The robbers, also in their teens, had approached the 14-year-old victim on a westbound train about 1:30 p.m. as it neared the North Hanley station. When the train stopped, they demanded his property. He wouldn’t give up his property, they assaulted him. The boy was not seriously hurt.
The first suspect, who was armed, was described as a short, black teenage male, wearing a white shirt and navy blue pants. The second suspect was described as black male in his teens wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. Authorities did not immediately have surveillance images to share.
Police asked anyone with information about the crime to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.