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U.S. Marshals offer $1,000 reward for information on suspect in KC armed robbery

James Osler, a longtime resident of Kansas City, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Officials said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
James Osler, a longtime resident of Kansas City, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Officials said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The U.S. Marshals Service is trying to locate a Kansas City man wanted in connection with an armed robbery that ended with the shooting of an elderly Platte County man.

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of James Osler, a longtime resident of Kansas City.

Osler, federal officials said, is a suspect in a February armed robbery in which the victim was shot.

Osler, also known as “Dimps,” is 6 feet tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has multiple tattoos on his hands, authorities said.

It’s not known whether Osler still has long hair as seen in a picture released Friday. His record includes charges of possession of a firearm/unlawful use of a weapon in 2016.

Witnesses reportedly have seen Osler with firearms, and he is suspected of selling and using narcotics. He should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

Authorities announced Friday the arrest of another man suspected in the crime.

Requon Dillard was captured Friday afternoon by deputy marshals near Meyer Boulevard and Troost Avenue in Kansas City. He was handed over to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

Information must be submitted directly to the U.S. Marshals in order to claim the reward. Additional reward money from other sources may also be available. Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryan Guthrie at 816-560-0817.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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