Wyandotte & Leavenworth

June 6, 2013

Several people are robbed at gunpoint in KCK

Police are investigating whether five robberies in the northeast area of the city are related. Two or three people committed the crimes.

Two or three people robbed several people at gunpoint Thursday morning in the northeast area of Kansas City, Kan.

Police are investigating whether five robberies are related. They occurred in about the same 15-minute time frame.

The assailants had similar descriptions and were in a dark-colored vehicle, possibly a sedan. Victims told police that one robber had a handgun while another robber had a long gun, possibly a rifle, according to police.

No one was injured.

The robberies started about 6:55 a.m. near North 25th Street and Wood Avenue. The next one occurred at 2000 N. 13th St. Shortly after, police received a call from a robbery victim at 1700 N. 23rd St. The fourth robbery was reported at North 16th Street and Washington Boulevard.

Police are looking into whether a fifth robbery is connected. That one occurred about the same time near North 15th Street and Central Avenue.

Later Thursday, police announced that they found a blue Buick LeSabre, which had been stolen during one of the robberies, near 13th Street and New Jersey Avenue. Nearby, they found weapons believed to have been used in the crimes.

Police dogs then led officers to two homes in the area, but no suspects were found.

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