For Release: 06-23-17
Prepared By: Captain Dyon Harper
Car Stolen at Gunpoint, Located Nearby
Raytown, MO –Police were called to the area of 87 Street and James A. Reed on Friday afternoon, 06-23-17, at about 4:25 p.m., for a carjacking. The vehicle owner explained that, prior to the carjacking, he and two other adults met another male, somewhat known to them, at a parking lot in Kansas City, Missouri, for an unknown transaction. Minutes later, the three occupants of the vehicle met the suspect at a gas station at 87 Street and James A. Reed.
The suspect produced a gun and demanded the victim’s car. The three occupants ran away, while the suspect took the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was located only blocks away. No shots were fired and nobody was injured. The suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a light complected black male in his early 20’s, who was wearing all blue clothing.
An investigation is underway. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, at 816-474-8477 (TIPS.)