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Missouri Police Say Pokemon Go Leads To Robberies

| by Brendan Kelly
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Police in a Missouri town say they believe four suspects may have targeted Pokemon Go users in a series of armed robberies.

O'Fallon, Missouri police arrested four suspects on July 10 after a report of an armed robbery. The group is suspected of committing multiple armed robberies in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

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In a statement on the department's Facebook, the O'Fallon police explained how Pokemon Go may have been involved in the robberies.

"Apparently they were using the app to locate [people] standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in," O'Fallon cops said in the statement.

"If you use this app (or other similar type apps) or have children that do, we ask you to please use caution when alerting strangers of your future location," the O'Fallon police warned.

Sources: WLS-TVPolygon, O'Fallon Missouri Police Department/Facebook / Photo Credit: Polygon