Visiting Marines robbed in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - 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.

The Marines declined, leading to an argument. Police say 1 of the Marines was punched and poked with a pocket knife. He did not seek medical attention.

The suspects then stole the wallet of the other Marine.

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