KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are looking for a man who they say robbed two women at a Brookside Price Chopper. It happened just before 11 p.m. on Monday as the store was closing. According to police, the two women were walking out of the store with their groceries when a man approached them with a gun.
The suspect got out of the passenger side of a dark-colored SUV, approached the women and pointed a gun at them and demanded their purses and cell phones. Then, the victims told police, the suspect got back into the SUV and drove off with another man northbound on Brookside Plaza.
“The area seems pretty safe and pretty family oriented and generally pretty well-lit,” said John Borders, a regular shopper at the store.
Shoppers Sydnee Feldmann and Carlie Gordan, who go to the store on a regular basis, said they will continue to travel as a pair.
“I always carry mace no matter what, I always have it out when I go in a parking lot,” Feldmann said.
Price Chopper’s loss prevention director, Mike Siebers, told FOX 4 the store has a security guard and the guard is available to escort people to their car anytime. Siebers said this is the first time in years someone has been robbed in that store’s parking lot. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the store to see if it will lead them to the suspects.