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Kansas City mother takes action after 3 suspects rob her, son at gunpoint

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Police arrested 27-year-old Christin Sirls and 17-year-old Markquinn Jones and Josie Jefferson. Police arrested 27-year-old Christin Sirls and 17-year-old Markquinn Jones and Josie Jefferson.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City mother helped police track down the suspects who pistol whipped and robbed her and her son at gunpoint. 

She found an online ad and hoped to buy clothing for her son but instead became the target of armed thieves.

After the suspects took of with the mother's purse, Carrie called 911 and reported their location to police. They tried to run, but officers say they found them near 350 Highway and Raytown Road. 

There, police arrested 27-year-old Christin Sirls and 17-year-old Markquinn Jones and Josie Jefferson. 

Carrie came to apartments off Buckingham Lane in Kansas City to meet a young man who had posted basketball shorts for sale online.

That sale never happened and she said the three suspects ambushed her car from behind. 

"They got the door open and when they did, I had one of them with a gun sticking it to the back of my head," she said. 

A second suspect was pointing a gun at her son. 

"He ripped my door open," she said. "He hit me with an AR-15 in my mouth on the side of my face. He called me real nasty names and told me, 'give me everything you've got!'"

Carrie says that suspect grabbed her wedding ring.

"He was ripping my ring off my finger," she said. "Which he got it off. When he got it off, that's when I bit him because that was my only defense."

The suspect dropped the ring during the struggle, but took off with her purse. She followed the suspects, staying several hundred feet back and reported their every move while on the phone with police.

"I wasn't letting them get away with what they did to me and my son," she said.

Prosecutors have charged the suspects with robbery and armed criminal action. 

She hopes sharing her story can help protect someone else from a similar crime. She and police departments around the metro recommend meeting at police stations for online sales. 

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