Armed robbery in West Plaza puts neighborhood on alert

Armed robbery in West Plaza puts neighborhood on alert
Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 11:36:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The West Plaza neighborhood is on high alert after a woman’s suitcases were stolen at gunpoint.

The robbery happened around 5 a.m. on July 15 on Fairmount Street, according to her post on Facebook.

Thanks to a neighbor’s security cameras, part of the crime was caught on video.

Police told 41 Action News the suspects are two men in their 20s with stocky builds and are armed with handguns. The vehicle appears to be a white Camry, according to several neighbors.  

"I'm surprised that they chose this neighborhood and this specific street, but it seems to be a crime of opportunity,” said West Plaza resident Dylan Kingsley.

The neighborhood has plenty of signs posted alerting criminals they are watching.

Call the KCPD robbery unit if you have any information about this crime at 816-234-5230.