Friday, July 9, 2010

Armed Robbery at Econolodge on Shawnee Mission Parkway





On July 8 at 5:12 a.m, Overland Park Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the Econolodge Motel, 7508 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The clerk on duty at the motel told the responding officers that 3 black males were involved in the robbery.

One man entered the motel office at 3:50 a.m., under the ruse of renting a room. Then a second suspect came into the lobby and pointed a sawed off shotgun at the clerk and money was taken from the register. The third suspect remained outside as a look out. After the robbery all three ran west from the motel. No injury and no shots fired. The motel clerk delayed calling the police until 5:12 a.m., as he was threatened by the robbers that they would return and kill him if he called.

Suspects descriptions:

1. B/M, white shirt, dark shorts, white shoes, grey hat
2. B/M, red shirt, white shorts with red stripe, blue and red hat, white bandana over his face, armed with sawed off shotgun
3. B/M, dark shirt, red shorts

Anyone with information on these suspects or this crime is asked to call the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-TIPS or the Overland Park Police at 913-344-8750.