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Police investigate series of robberies at 7-Elevens in Kansas City, Independence

Posted at 6:56 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 08:15:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City and Independence responded to a series of armed robberies or attempted robberies at 7-Eleven convenience stores early Wednesday morning.

A Kansas City police sergeant said there are obvious signs connecting all the robberies, but detectives will rely on surveillance footage from each store to determine if the suspects are the same.

The robberies occurred after midnight at five 7-Elevens:

  • 3201 Independence Ave., Kansas City
  • 8901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City
  • 11107 Grandview Rd., Kansas City
  • 12333 E. US Hwy 40, Independence
  • 11001 E. 23rd St., Independence

By the morning, KCPD officers were patrolling outside 7-Eleven locations in case the suspects struck again. 

Police do not have any suspects in custody. 

A clerk who works at both Independence locations said the same men robbed each location at gunpoint. He said the cashier handed the men money, which totaled about $35 from each store. 

No one was injured in the suspected robberies.