For immediate release: June 8, 2016
Attempt to Identify Suspect in a Strong Armed Robbery
The Independence Police Department is attempting to identify a subject in reference to a strong armed robbery investigation. The incident occurred today (6/8/16) at Discount Smokes (4254 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO) at about 12:30 pm. While the victim was inside the convenience store, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle that was parked outside. The victim saw that his vehicle was being stolen and he tried to stop the suspect. The suspect dragged the victim in the parking lot causing serious injury.
The suspect fled the scene, heading northbound on Noland Road. At the time of this release, the victim is in critical condition at a local hospital. Suspect: white male, short brown hair, wearing a light colored t-shirt, dark colored shorts and carrying a backpack. Stolen Vehicle: Blue over Tan colored, 2008 Ford F250 pickup with a flatbed and snowplow attachment on the front. Missouri license plate 54A9YB.
The video is available here.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the pictured suspect or vehicle is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS or IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for sharing.