On Thursday, November 28th, around 9:30 P.M., two black males approached a female as she was walking to her car near the food court at Oak Park Mall. One of them displayed a handgun and demanded her purse. When the victim hesitated, the suspect grabbed the purse from off her shoulder causing her to fall to the ground.
The robber and his accomplice were last seen running west through the parking lot. Surveillance video obtained by detectives show the two suspects getting into a dark colored SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon, which was being driven by another male. The vehicle was last seen heading west on 95th Street towards Quivira.
A short time later the suspects were captured on surveillance video using the victim's credit cards at a department store in Kansas City, Missouri. The still photos of the suspects were all obtained from that transaction.
Note: The three suspects actually tried to push out several carts full of TV's and electronics while they were at that store, but were subsequently stopped by security and left the items at the door.
Anyone with information on this crime and/or the suspects is asked to call the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-TIPS.