Incoming state Missouri representative robbed during carjacking in St. Louis

Posted: Dec. 20, 2016 11:52 am

An incoming state representative from St. Louis is shaken but unharmed after being the victim of a carjacking and robbery.

The crime happened Monday night in St. Louis. Bruce Franks Jr. says the attackers took his cellphones and a personal handgun.

Police say Franks was robbed in the parking lot of a restaurant and by two men, including one with a gun. No arrests have been made.

Franks is a Democrat who will take office in January in the Missouri House. He won after a do-over election that followed his challenge of the results of the August Democratic primary.

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