KC man faces robbery and armed criminal action charges for allegedly robbing at least 2 near Bay Water Park

Raymond Pierce (Image courtesy of Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office)

Raymond Pierce (Image courtesy of Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man, identified by police as a member of a gang that this year became the focus of a Kansas City No Violence Alliance  group enforcement, now faces robbery and armed criminal action charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday.

Raymond L. Pierce, 18, faces two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records filed Friday, Pierce was among several suspects, identified by witnesses, who were armed with handguns and an AK-47 style rifle. They robbed at least two victims while they walked in south Kansas City near the Bay Water Park. The robbery occurred in June 2016. Pierce and other suspects in the robberies were identified by Kansas City police detectives as known affiliates of the Swag Nation gang, which was the focus of a KC NoVA group enforcement in 2016.

Prosecutors requested Pierce’s bond be set at $150,000 cash.