Trio of armed thieves hit multiple businesses

Posted at 7:48 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 19:55:49-05

The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a series of armed robberies that happened late Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning.

The first robbery was reported at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Subway located at 51st and Brookside Boulevard. The subway has now been twice within a month.

Surveillance cameras captured the 51 terrifying seconds.

Video shows the employee fumble to open the register as the robber points a gun at him demanding cash.

The manager said the suspect only got $160 before running away from the store.

No injuries were reported.

An hour and a half later, police said three robbers targeted the Valero convenience store on Bannister Road near Lydia Avenue. When the clerk didn't know how open the safe, they forced him into the bathroom at gunpoint.

The three crooks drove to the Sonic at 4500 Blue Parkway just before 11:30 p.m. when they threatened to shoot all the workers inside if they didn't open the safe.

The suspects got into the safe, stole the cash and took all workers' cellphones before they fled on foot.

The third robbery happened at a liquor store around 39th and Genesee in KCMO at 12:08 a.m.

The fourth robbery happened at the Phillips 66 located at 12th and Hickory. The robbery was reported at around 1 a.m. Thursday.

No injuries were reported at any of the robberies.

Late Thursday afternoon, detectives say all the cases are all linked.

Police said the suspects are described as three black males - two who were wearing black hoodies and the third wearing a Kansas City Royals blue hoodie.

If you have any information, call the KC Crimestoppers Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.


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