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Couple tries to buy gun in north St. Louis, seller uses it to rob them

It happened in the 4500 block of Maffitt Avenue Monday night
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ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a man and woman went to buy a gun, and the seller ended up using it to rob them.

At around 9 p.m. on Monday, police received a call for a hold up in the area of Cora and St. Ferdinand Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman, both 20 years old.  

They told police they met two men in the 4500 block of Maffitt Avenue to buy a gun. During the transaction, one of the men pointed the gun at them and robbed them.

The victims gave the suspects a phone, money and keys to their car. Then, they ran away from the area and called police.

The victims were not injured in this incident.

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