Police Department

Person of Interest in Street Robbery

Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
(816) 325-7258

News Release

For immediate release: May 29, 2014

Person of Interest in Street Robbery

The Independence Police Department is investigating an armed street robbery that occurred on May 15, 2014, in the area of 23rd St. and Westport. Information has led investigators to identify a Mr. Weldy J. Espinoza, 18 yrs old of Independence, MO, as a person of interest who may have specific information about the robbery and the identity of persons involved in the robbery.

Police are asking for help in locating Espinoza and the individuals involved in the robbery. If anyone has information regarding the location of Weldy J. Espinoza, any of the suspects, or has information about the robbery, please contact the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-8477. The Tips Hotline call will be anonymous and may lead to a monetary reward for information leading an arrest. The Independence Police Department’s Investigations Unit may be called directly at (816) 325-7330.

                                                Weldy J. Espinoza