KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day after Christmas the owner of LC’s Barbecue is grateful for his neighbors who jumped in to help when a pair of thieves targeted him on Christmas eve.
Footage of the suspect's van can be seen at the start of the video above. If you recognize the van or know anything about this attempted robbery call police or the crimestoppers hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
“I heard him telling them ‘not to kill me, I gave you everything you wanted’, ” Phil Banks, the next-door neighbor said. “They didn't know I was there because I was behind a van.”
Security cameras captured the van pulling into L.C. Richardson’s driveway at 99th and Hillcrest Saturday around 9:15 a.m. The commotion that followed drew Banks’ attention.
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“I hollered at him and he said ‘I'm serious’ and a minute later they pushed him in front of van and that's when they shot me and that's when I fell back, ” Banks said.
Running on adrenaline Banks got up and ran into his house to call 911. He wasn’t the only one.
“It happened so fast, ” Maurice Willis, another neighbor said.
Willis’s 12-year-old daughter saw the attempted robbery from her bedroom window.
“She came to me crying saying 'daddy someone is trying to hurt the neighbor, '” Willis said.
People who live around here don’t believe this was random.
“I think these people know Mr. L.C., they know of his accomplishments and what he has done with his life and they probably assumed he had the money from the store on him, ” Willis said.
The search is on for the crooks as Banks continues to recover.
“They could have done that to anybody you don’t want people like that walking the streets. They don’t need to be out, ” Banks said.white dress with blush floral coffee cup science is 8 s fashion trends data winter outfits tumblr after the fashion who is who in fashion bowl haircut trending memes on twitter local culture o m a coffee doing it all hair and nail salon pictures of hair cuts for women trending music awards astro house chart web astronomy astronomy mp3 haircuts near me for women science name bottom line coffee detroit fashion in new fashion magazine trends lifestyle for men new to fashion coffee music world of science rank memes dress clothing for women future lifestyle science with this coffee too d coffee in astronomy days study of space is called trend it haircut 2006 7 science astrologist how to make money with a lifestyle blog world science above trend is this science fashion haven with her having coffee hair on hudson all you need is coffee appropriate memes 2018 astronomy college modern edge hair studio definitions salon kick back hair affair high lifestyle i science our science internet lifestyle coffee no