7-Eleven experiences 13th robbery in 18 months

Thursday, June 4, 2009 | 11:57 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City convenience store is proving to be a magnet for robbers.

Police say the 7-Eleven store on Wornall Road in the southern part of the city has been robbed 13 times in the past 18 months, including twice in May.

The latest holdup took place late Monday when two armed men covered their faces with their shirts and demanded money. They fled in a 1980s white Ford Mustang with another person driving the car.

Local Fox affiliate Fox 4 KC reported on their Web site that police apprehended a suspect at 79th and Holmes. The suspect was arrested and charged in connection with the robbery.

Before Monday's robbery, the store was robbed only a week ago on May 25.  On May 1, two robbers fled when an employee chased them away.

According to Kansas City's ABC affiliate KMBC-TV 9, police have speculated why the store is a hot spot for robbers, including that Wornall Road provides an easy getaway, that the store is open 24 hours and that the neighborhood is mostly quiet and residential.

Police say they don't know of any other Kansas City business that's had such a string of bad luck.


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