A man told Kansas City police early Thursday that he decided to wait about six hours before reporting that he was a victim of a street holdup because he feared the gunman might come back.
The holdup happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 9300 block of Troost Avenue.
The victim said he was standing outside talking to a friend when a man approached from behind and pointed a gun at his back.
The victim said he turned around and recognized the robber. The gunman demanded that the victim hand over his necklaces and wallet.
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The two chatted briefly.
The gunman then fired a shot into the ground, near the victim’s right leg. The robber took the victim’s belongings, then drove away in a Chevrolet sedan.
The victim was unharmed but waited until about 5 a.m. Thursday to report the theft to police.