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2 arrested, guns seized after attempted car break-ins downtown, police say

Police arrested two 18-year-olds and recovered several weapons after interrupting a group of suspects who they say were trying to break into cars downtown.
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ST. LOUIS — Police made two arrests and recovered several guns Wednesday night after interrupting a group of suspects who were allegedly trying to break into cars downtown.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said that officers were on patrol when they were alerted to several people looking into cars and trying to break into them near N. 10th Street and Lucas Avenue.

Police were able to chase down and arrest two armed 18-year-old men. Three other suspects were able to get away.

The department posted a photo to Twitter showing four handguns and magazines that were recovered from the incident.

Charges had not been announced against the arrested suspects as of Thursday afternoon.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”

Life Outside of Violence "helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence."

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.

Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities.

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