A Kansas City family has been victimized by three crimes in just more than a year and the stress is adding up.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City family is dealing with its third crime in about a
Kathy and Kevin Euston own three hardware stores.
Wednesday night just before closing, Waldo Hardware at West
75th and Wyandotte was robbed at gunpoint.
A man walked inside and pointed a gun at the young clerk behind
Three employees and several customers were there at the
"The kids robbed here at gunpoint, and you think, this is
crazy," said Kathy Euston.
The family had already been working with police.
Their son Brian was mysteriously killed in Westport ten weeks
He was left for dead on a sidewalk with a head injury.
Brian's death is still unsolved, as is the armed robbery at
their store more than a year ago, in October, 2009.
"There are people out there who know what happened, because
people talk. They're sitting on their hands, they don't want to be
involved," said Kevin Euston.
Even before the latest robbery, the holidays had been tough
"We have awesome friends and family. They circled the wagons and
held us up... we did okay," said Kathy.
The Euston's thought they were a normal, average family, just
raising kids, doing Scouts, running the store.
But now they've been victimized by three crimes in about a
"You just begin to shake your head, and say, this cannot be
real," said Kathy.
Brian's death and the previous armed robbery both remain
There is still a $35,000 reward in Brian’s murder. Call
the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS if you have any information.