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Kansas City police searching for man who robbed taxi driver at gunpoint

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 12:10:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are looking for the man who was caught on video robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint in June.

The robbery happened mid-morning on June 20, police said. The suspect was picked up by the taxi near the 1500 block of Southwest Sunset Drive in Blue Springs and was dropped off in the area of 112th Terrace and Hickman Mills Drive in KCMO.

The suspect asked the driver to drop him off in a driveway next to a bail bonding company, but when the driver gave him the ride total, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and told the driver to back away. The suspect fled eastbound on foot, police said.

He is described as a white man in his 30s, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds with tattoos on his arms.

Anyone who recognizes him should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.