ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police are investigating after a man had his truck and thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen while he worked on another vehicle Saturday morning.
Police said a man walked into the Central Patrol Division Sunday morning to report his truck had been stolen. He told police he was working on a car near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and 10th Street at around 11:30 Saturday morning when he was robbed.
According to an incident report, the man said he was working on the car when a young man walked up to him and pulled out a gun and demanded the keys to the victim's Ford F350.
The victim complied, and the armed man got into the truck and drove off. A white sedan with two other people inside drove off along with the truck.
The victim was not injured.
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