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April 12, 2006



At about 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Police Department received a report of a theft of purse from a student by physical force. This strong-arm robbery occurred in the parking area just north of the Fine Arts Building and east of the University Center. No weapons were displayed or used according to the victim and witnesses.

The victim, a UMKC student, had parked her vehicle and had begun walking toward the Fine Arts Building when she was approached by an individual who grabbed her arm and demanded her purse. The victim struggled to retain her purse, however fell to the ground and the suspect took the purse and began leaving the area.

Witnesses to this incident reported the suspect entered a vehicle and drove away. The vehicle was described as purple in color with a body style of a Dodge Intrepid with no license plates displayed.

Two other persons, described as possible accomplices to the suspect, were near the incident but did not approach the victim. These subjects left the area on foot at the time the suspect departed in the vehicle.


  • Suspect 1 – African American male; approximately 6’ in height; heavy build, estimated a     weight about 280 lbs; wearing a red shirt and dark pants. Estimated age: 25.
  • Possible accomplice 1 – African American male; thin build; wearing a tan shirt. Estimated age: early 20’s.
  • Possible accomplice 2 – African American male; thin build; wearing a black T-shirt.


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 Sergeant Dean Leach.

Crime prevention tips, as well as informational workshops, may be obtained by contacting the crime prevention office of the UMKC Police Department at 235-1515, or visiting the UMKC Police web site, .






Contact Information

UMKC Police Department
4825 Troost Ave.
Suite 214B
Kansas City, MO 64110
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Phone: 816-235-1515
Fax: 816-235-5501
Office hours: 24 hours per day
7 days per week
365 days per year.