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Two Johnson County stores robbed by woman with note

Updated: 2013-11-06T21:02:00Z

By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON

The Kansas City Star

Police are investigating similar robberies of two Johnson County clothing stores.

In both robberies, a woman wearing a Chiefs jacket slipped a cashier a note demanding money. At least one of the notes said the woman was armed, although no gun was shown in either robbery, according to police.

Merriam police said the first robbery was at the Marshall’s store in the 5800 block of Antioch Road about 7 p.m. Monday. The woman handed the cashier the note that demanded money and said she had a gun, according to police.

The woman appeared to be 30 to 40 years old. She wore a Chiefs jacket and glasses, and had her hair pulled back.

Police released a surveillance photo in the hopes that someone would recognize the robber.

In the second robbery, a woman entered the Maurices in the 15200 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman picked up some clothes, went to the checkout stand and handed the cashier a note that demanded money and said no one would be killed, according to police.

The robber was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown hair in a bun. She was wearing a Chiefs jacket, black pants and flip-flops.

She fled with money and clothing in a white Chevrolet Cavalier with a black bumper. No license tag was seen.


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To reach Robert A. Cronkleton, call 816-234-4261 or send email to bcronkleton@kcstar.com.

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