Armed Robbery Leads to Standoff

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GASTONIA, NC — An armed robbery outside a Gastonia apartment complex turns into an hour-long standoff.

Police say Justin Kossow, Chelsea Kossow and Trent Hazelton surrendered peacefully.  The trio faces assault and robbery with a deadly weapon charges.

The victim says the three approached him in the parking lot of the Gardner Park Apartments Tuesday morning.  He says they robbed him and beat him with a baseball bat.  

The standoff began after police surrounded the suspects at a nearby home.