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2 St. Pete teenagers mugged on 14th Street West

MANATEE - Two St. Petersburg teenagers reported being robbed on 14th Street West early this morning after they were flagged down by someone they thought needed help, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victims were heading north in the 2900 block of 14th Street West about 4:20 a.m. when they were flagged down by the two suspects.

One of the suspects got in the back seat of the car and asked the motorists if they wanted to buy a gun. The motorists said they did not have any money, according to a news release.

The motorist drove off with the first suspect in the car, but the second suspect reached through the driver's window, scaring the motorists. He then put the car in park, stopping the vehicle, and stated he had a gun, the sheriff's office said.

He never showed a weapon, but one of the victims gave him his wallet with about $120. Both suspects then fled east on 26th Avenue West.

Neither victim was hurt, and no arrests were made, according to the sheriff's office

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