An unsuspecting Good Samaritan was robbed at gunpoint by multiple men in the Homestead neighborhood in Riverside.
The Platte County Prosecutor’s Office charged Koby Graham, 29, of Blue Springs, with a class A felony of robbery in the first degree and Danna Rose, 29, of Blue Springs, with stealing a motor vehicle.
According to court documents, the suspects spotted their target asleep inside his 2010 Dodge Challenger at Ihop restaurant located near I-35 and Chouteau Trafficway in Clay County. Danna Rose knocked on the victim’s window, pretending she had been left behind by her friends and needed a lift home. After he agreed to give her a ride, Rose allegedly led him to a dead-end road near the 4800 block of NW Homestead Terrace in Riverside.
Upon their arrival, a Dodge Ram pickup and Ford Fusion pulled up behind him and blocked him in. When Rose told the victim that she didn’t know the drivers of the other vehicles, he drove over the curb and tried to escape. He was blocked again at the intersection of NW Homestead Terrace and NW Homestead Road.
Three men with masks jumped out of their vehicles and pointed a gun at the victim, ordering him to get out. The female decoy and suspects fled the scene.
Following a police chase, the victim’s vehicle was recovered about 15 hours later in Jackson County.
Police interviewed witnesses and alleged suspects, eventually leading to the arrest of Danna Rose and Koby Graham. Court documents say the suspect’s DNA was found on a black balaclava, which was used to cover his face while he carried out the robbery.
Graham remains in custody on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 13.
The crime occurred in March of 2018. Graham’s charges in Platte County were not filed until February of this year. The delay is due to prosecutors waiting on additional evidence before filing charges. The evidence prosecutors were waiting on is the result of the DNA testing of the suspect. That DNA test occurred in late January of this year.