Independence Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a trio of armed robbery suspects.

The three suspects robbed the Family Dollar, on the 9100 block of East 35th Street on the city's west end, at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 22. They left in an older model white Chevy two-door vehicle.

The suspects are described as follows:

* A female of unknown race, about 5-foot and 150 pounds, wearing a black shirt, black pants with white stripes, a black scarf over her face and a baseball cap

• A black male about 6-foot and 180 pounds, wearing a black jacket and black mask, armed with an AR-15 style rifle.

• A black male, about 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, wearing brown coveralls and a black ski mask, armed with a handgun.

The suspects are believed to have committed other robberies in the Kansas City metro area. Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 or IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email