Crime

KC police seek men who robbed three businesses overnight

A surveillance photo shows a man with an outstretched arm holding a pistol during a robbery of a 7-Eleven in south Kansas City Tuesday evening. Police are hoping someone would identify the two men in the photo.
A surveillance photo shows a man with an outstretched arm holding a pistol during a robbery of a 7-Eleven in south Kansas City Tuesday evening. Police are hoping someone would identify the two men in the photo.

Police on Wednesday asked for help in identifying three men suspected of robbing three businesses Tuesday evening.

The robberies occurred in a short period of time between 8:40 and 9:05 p.m. in south Kansas City.

The first robbery happened at the Phillips 66 at 10245 State Line Road.

A man entered the store and showed a clerk a handgun and demanded money.

The second robbery occurred at the Dollar General store at 10524 Grand View Road.

Two men entered the business to make a purchase. As the clerk opened the register, one of the men pulled out a handgun and the second man grabbed money from the register.

The third robbery took place at the 7-Eleven at 11107 Grandview Road.

During this robbery, one of the men from the Phillips 66 robbery entered the store and made a purchase. After two other men entered, one displayed a handgun. They robbed the store while the first man held the door open.

Police released photographs of the alleged robbers in the hopes that someone could identify them.

One photo shows a man with an outstretched arm holding what appears to be a handgun.

Police are also looking for a black Dodge pickup with a silver toolbox that is possibly related to the robberies.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477.)

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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