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Armed robbers hit Missouri nursing home

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 8:49 a.m.

— Police say two masked men armed with a gun were likely looking for prescription drugs when they burst into a southeast Missouri nursing home.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the break-in took place on April 14 at the River Oaks Nursing Center in Steele. Nursing home workers told police the men ordered them into a bathroom and then rifled through an employee’s purse but didn’t take anything.

Steele police chief Billy Joe Stanfield said that one of the nurses was assaulted, receiving a minor injury.

Steele is in the far southeast corner of Missouri.

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