Kirksville Police Investigating Robbery and Assault

Kirksville Police are investigating a robbery/assault. Early yesterday morning, just before 1:40, police were
dispatched to the area southeast of the 300 block of West McPherson Street in reference to a robbery in progress. Officers located a male and female victim in the alley along the east side of the Northeast Missouri Health Council building between McPherson and Jefferson Street. The woman said she and friend
were walking in that area when a red van pulled up, a male suspect exited the van and stated he had a gun. The male suspect then struck her male friend and took property from him. The male suspect took items from the woman too and left the area in the van, traveling south toward Jefferson Street. The male victim received an injury to his face and was treated and released from medical care. This is still an active investigation and police are attempting to locate any witnesses and gather further information.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at 660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600, anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com.