Federal prosecutors have charged two men with being part of a crew suspected of committing more than two dozen armed robberies in the Kansas City area.
Kevin Thompson-Randell, 22, and Demetrius Nelson, 24, were charged Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City.
Federal prosecutors allege that they were part of a group of robbers who are thought to have committed 27 or more armed robberies since early 2016 in Kansas City and surrounding cities.
During one of the robberies in March 2016, a member of the crew was fatally shot by police. In another robbery attributed to the same group, an employee of a Kansas City gas station was shot and wounded.
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Thompson-Randell is now charged with taking part in one of the armed robberies in Kansas City in February 2016.
Nelson is accused of being the getaway drive in four holdups in March 2016.
Three other alleged members of the crew were previously charged by federal prosecutors.