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Woman is carjacked after grabbing morning coffee in Kansas City, she tells police

A woman tells police she was carjacked after getting a cup of coffee from a store at Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard. This Google Maps Street View image was taken in the area in March 2017.
A woman tells police she was carjacked after getting a cup of coffee from a store at Independence Avenue and Benton Boulevard. This Google Maps Street View image was taken in the area in March 2017.

A woman told Kansas City police that she was carjacked moments after stopping to buy a cup of coffee early Monday morning.

The incident was reported just after 5:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Independence Avenue.

The woman told officers that she had just bought a cup of coffee at a store and walked back to her car when a man sneaked up from the rear of her car, held a black handgun to her head and said, "Get out of the car or I will shoot you," according to police.

The robber then drove away in the woman's car, a Honda CR-V, heading east on Independence Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Police did not have a detailed description of the robber. The victim said the man was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, was clean-shaven and seemed to be about 30 years-old.

Police asked anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar
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