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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Convicted robber charged in multiple robberies of two Family Dollar stores

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2019

A Kansas City man previously convicted of robbery has been charged with several felony charges in connection with multiple robberies of two KC Family Dollar stores, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James Jones, dob: 6/25/1987, faces four counts of Robbery 1st Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.*

According to court records, between Dec. 15, 2018 and March 20, 2019, the defendant robbed or attempted to rob two Family Dollar stores, one on Prospect Avenue and the other on Truman Road. Surveillance from the stores and License Plate Readers from the area at the time of the robberies showed the defendant or his vehicle with license plates that are registered to him. At the latest attempted robbery employees recognized him as the individual who earlier robbed the store. A search warrant of his residence found two handguns matching the description of the suspect guns. One was silver with a black grip and other was black with a silver slide.

Prosecutors requested a $75,000 bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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