Independence Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are asking for the public’s help following an armed robbery at an Independence liquor store over the weekend.

According to police, a suspect armed with a handgun robbed the KC Liquors store in the 9800 block of U.S. 40 Hwy around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night. The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money. He then took an undisclosed amount of money and left the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a yellowish brown Carhart jacket over a white long sleeve shirt. The suspect was also wearing black slacks and black shoes, and had what appeared to be a gray shirt partially covering his face. The suspect appeared to be approximately 5` 10′ tall and slender built.

If anyone has any information regarding the crime or suspect please, call the Independence Police Department at 325-7330, or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

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