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Suspected robbery set-up fails in Port St. Lucie, police searching for suspects

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Port St. Lucie police are looking for the participants in a suspected robbery set-up Sunday morning.

Police say at around 8:20 a.m., they responded to Walgreens in the 2900 block of SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard for reports of a man with a gun.

They say a 33-year-old male victim was in the parking lot when a beige van pulled up next to him.

The victim says the female driver of the van and her teenage girl passenger began yelling for help.

At the same time, a man exited the rear door of the van and pointed a gun at the victim.

Police say the victim immediately took off running across Port St. Lucie Boulevard where he called police for help.

After the victim ran from the scene, police say the man with the gun fled east on SW Tulip Boulevard and the woman in the van drove off in the opposite direction.

Police did not receive any calls from the female driver of the van or her teenage passenger and suspect that this was a robbery set-up where the female sets a trap by screaming for help to gain attention of the victim. As the victim addresses the screaming woman, a second assailant attempts to rob the victim at gunpoint.

The male gunman is described as a white male in his 40s of average height and weight, wearing shorts, white shoes, and a light colored t-shirt.

The driver of the van is described as a white female in her 40s, short and stocky.

There is no description of the teenager.

The van was described as a beige Honda Odyssey with an unknown tag.

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