Man Charged for Raytown Home Invasion

Posted on: 4:33 pm, April 12, 2012, by , updated on: 09:23pm, April 12, 2012

Byron Edwards

RAYTOWN, Mo. — A Kansas City man has been charged in Wednesday’s armed robbery and home invasion in Raytown.

Byron Edwards, 23, faces charges of first degree robbery and armed criminal action.

According to police, two armed men burst into the home of a Raytown couple on Wednesday morning demanding money.

The two suspects – one armed with an AK-47 rifle and the other with a handgun – kicked open the front door of the home in the 8500 block of Everett around 9:30 a.m. and demanded that the couple tell them where to find “Robert” and their money.

Police say that the couple – neither of whom were named “Robert” – were held at gunpoint while one of the suspects briefly searched the residence. When the suspects decided to flee before the police arrived, one homeowner retrieved a pistol and fired shots at them as they left the driveway in a white Chevrolet SUV, which was last seen going west on 85th Street.

Police found the SUV with bullet holes shot into it at the Goodyear Tire store on West. 103rd St. in Kansas City. They questioned the man in the car, who told them that two men gave him $20 to drive them to commit the robbery for money and drugs.

The couple was not injured in the incident.

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