KC teen charged with two robberies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City teen has been charged with two robberies that occurred Jan. 7, after he and two accomplices allegedly led police on a high speed chase.

Jevonte K. Lampkin, 17, is facing two charges of 1st degree robbery and one charge of armed criminal action after he allegedly assaulted and robbed a man in Westport, then later robbed a woman walking her dog near 43rd Street and Walnut.

FOX 4's Robert Townsend met with Clayton Kohler, one of the victims, who said one minute he was walking to work and the next, he was facing down a gun.

"Very normal, he asked, 'hey, do you have a cigarette?' He was very well-spoken, so I didn't think there was anything wrong. And so it could've gone so much worse," Kohler recalled. Kohler said Lampkin and two accomplices stole his money, car keys, and wallet.

The group reportedly committed the robberies then fled in a white vehicle.

Kansas City police said in a report that they received calls of six armed robberies during the course of a few hours on Jan. 7. Officers obtained surveillance footage and were able to locate a vehicle matching the description of one the suspects were believed to be in. When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the suspects sped off, leading the police on a chase along Troost Avenue at speeds that reached up to 91 miles per hour.

A police report said the suspects eventually pulled over as they reached the intersection of Brush Creek Boulevard and Forest Avenue, with Lampkin and another suspect fleeing the scene. One suspect remained in the vehicle and was taken into custody.

Officers soon located Lampkin and the other suspect in the vicinity and arrested them as well.

Lampkin's bond is set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

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