Marine Week 2011

Marine Week
10:43 am
Wed June 22, 2011

Visiting Marines robbed in St. Louis

Marine pilots land a CH-46 Sea Knight as part of the static display under the Gateway Arch during Marine Week in St. Louis, June 20, 2011.
(via U.S. Marine Corps/Photo by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea)

Updated 11:13 a.m. with information from St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marine Corps spokeswoman comment.

St. Louis detectives are investigating an apparent attack on two Marines visiting the city as part of Marine Week.

Police say the incident happened early Monday. The Marines, ages 21 and 22, were walking in the area of downtown where Marine Week attractions are located. The victims told police that two young men approached them and offered to sell jewelry.

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