Gunman robs downtown Kansas City convenience store

Police searching for robber

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A gun-toting robber took money Saturday night from a downtown convenience store.

Police said the robbery occurred around 11:50 p.m. at the Phillips 66 store at 6th and Wyandotte streets.

The man walked into the store wearing a black Carhart-style jacket and rubber gloves, according to a news release from the department's robbery unit.

The suspect pulled a gun and ordered the employee to give him money from the cash register.

He told her to go to the back of the store and he tried to get money from the safe.

He didn't succeed and told the employee to stay in the bathroom, according to the news release.

The man ran out the front door.

Police said the suspect is black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

He is about 45-years-old and has a long red goatee.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS.


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