Monday, September 19, 2011

Bold Robbery at Customer Service

This is another case where good information provided quickly by witnesses lead to arrests. Just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday September, 18th our 911 operators were contacted regarding a robbery that just occurred in the area of 117th and Metcalf Ave. The caller provided great suspect and suspect vehicle information.

The suspect was described as a heavy set black male, wearing a black wig, black coat, and jean shorts. Witnesses said he displayed a handgun at the customer service counter and demanded money from the register. The suspect vehicle was reported as a white Dodge Dakota and was last seen leaving northbound on Metcalf Ave from W 115th St.

Our dispatch center quickly alerted our officers in the field who located the suspect vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle in the area of 112th Street and Metcalf Avenue. The driver exited the vehicle and was ordered to lie down in the grass. The passenger then slid over to the driver’s side and drove away.

Officers took the man still at the scene into custody, while two other officers contacted the second suspect who drove off. After fleeing, he was involved in an accident in the area of I435 and Metcalf. No injuries were reported, and the two suspects are currently at the Johnson County Jail awaiting their first appearance in court.