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Man charged in robbery of Lenexa GameStop store where 2 employees were tied up

Alleged Game Stop robbers
Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-21 09:26:43-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is charged in the Feb. 12 robbery of a GameStop store in Lenexa, Kansas, where the robbers tied up two employees and detained a customer.

Johnson County prosecutors charged Sylvester Pickett, 30, of Kansas City, Kansas, with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and felony theft under $25,000.

Pickett and another man allegedly went into the store about 1:30 p.m. at 9672 Quivira Road and posed as customers, according to a Lenexa Police Department news release.

One of the men pulled out a gun and threatened the two store employees.

The two suspects tied up the employees and began grabbing merchandise to steal.

A customer walked in and also was detained, according to Lenexa police.

Pickett and the other man were seen leaving the parking lot in a silver Hyundai SUV missing the rear license plate.