Cigarette thieves came up empty-handed thanks to an alert clerk. In the early morning hours of September 24, 2011 an employee working at a business in the area of 75th and Metcalf ran off two would-be cigarette thieves.
The clerk watched one man jump the counter and the other walk around to where the cigarettes are kept. He confronted the men who dropped the cartons of cigarettes and fled. The suspects ran from the store and the clerk chased them to the parking lot. The clerk obtained a vehicle description but was not able to get a tag number because the suspects backed away from him as they left. Both men fled in an older model white Chevy pickup truck.
One of the men was described as a black male in his mid 50`s. He had short black and grey hair and was wearing a blue shirt and glasses. The other suspect was described as a black male in his 20`s. He was wearing blue jean shorts and a black and red button up shirt with a white t-shirt underneath.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8750