A Kansas City 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a Raytown robbery on Oct. 23, 2018, of a Family Dollar store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Ja’Juan M. Burnett, dob: 6/4/2000, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Raytown police responded on Tuesday to a Family Dollar store on Blue Ridge Blvd in Raytown on a reported robbery. They were informed that the store manager was chasing the suspect toward the north. Employees described how a man in a black hoodie drawn tight over his head displayed a handgun fron his front pocket. Then he demanded money. When the suspect left a store manager, after calling 911, chased the suspect. The manager later identified the defendant as the suspect. Police recovered the hoodie with some cash in a pocket and a silver pistol.
Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.