February 16, 2004
STATEMENT ON REPORTED ROBBERY TO THE UMKC POLICE DEPARTMENT
At 11:00 p.m., Sunday, February 15, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Police Department received a report of a robbery that occurred on 51st Street at Swinney Recreational Center (5030 Holmes Street).
The incident is reported to have happened on 51st Street near the Swinney Recreational Center shortly before 11:00 p.m., February 15, 2004.
The victim had been approached by a female at 51st and Troost Avenue, who asked the victim if he would walk with her, as she did not feel safe. The victim and female were walking west on 51st Street and as they came to 51st and Holmes (outside the Swinney Recreational Center), a vehicle stopped near them and two males exited the vehicle. One of the males asked the victim what he was doing with his “woman.” The same male suspect then produced a knife and demanded the victim's money, and the victim complied by giving the suspect his wallet.
The two males and the female then entered the vehicle and left the area driving southbound on Cherry from 51st Street . The female left willingly with the two males and at this time it is believed she was an accomplice in this robbery.
There were no reported injuries and no visible signs of injuries to the victim.
The adult male victim is a student with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The UMKC Police Department is conducting an investigation of this incident. If you have any information, or were in the area of this incident about the time it occurred please call the police department at 235-1515 and ask to speak with the Sergeant on duty.
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