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Missouri governor-elect says wife robbed at gunpoint near home

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens said on Facebook Monday night that his wife was a victim of a robbery at gunpoint not far from their home. 

“She is safe—but shaken. We are grateful for the men and women of law enforcement. Their response was swift and skilled, and we thank God for their presence tonight,” said Greitens in the post. 

Tonight, my wife Sheena—the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri—was robbed at gunpoint not far...

Posted by Eric Greitens on Monday, December 5, 2016

Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, said in an incident summary that the wife of the governor-elect had just left a restaurant, and was seated inside her vehicle in the parking lot looking at her cellphone when her car door was suddenly opened. 

“The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded her property. The victim complied and gave the suspect her laptop and cellphone. The victim then observed several black males running from the scene,” the statement read. 

Police were called to the scene. Further investigation revealed another vehicle on the parking lot had been broken into, and a cellphone was taken.

Police said that the male victim in that case began to track his cellphone, which led officers to the suspects. Three males are in custody, and ages are 14, 15, and 19, according to police. 

Greitens, a Republican, is to take over for term-limited Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Jan. 9.

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