Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cell Phone Burglaries and Now Tobacco—Holy Smokes!

Overland Park Police have now taken three burglary reports where cell phones were the target. They have all occurred in a seven-day period. The first occurred on September 7th, and the second occurred on September 12th. At this point, it is unknown if all three cases are related.

The latest incident occurred in the early morning hours of September 14th. Officers responded to a cell phone specialty store around 83th and Metcalf on an alarm.

When the officers arrived, they saw two people running from the area. Officers set up a perimeter and called one of our police dogs to track the suspects. Still, the burglars were not located. A stolen vehicle was located by one of the officers assisting in the search.

The owner of the business responded to the store and was able to determine that a number of cells phones and cigarettes were taken.

The limited suspect information is two males in light blue colored, zip up hooded sweatshirts. Both had a slim build and were between 5'9 and 6'. One had khaki-colored pants, and the other had dark-colored jeans.

The Investigations Division will analyze any available video footage to see if it can be used to assist in the identification of the suspects.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the TIPS HOTLINE at 816-474-TIPS.

Below is the still photo from the first incident showing a person we would like to identify.