Monday, August 20, 2012

Observation, Communication and Teamwork

This morning at 10:09 a.m., Overland Park Police responded to a reported bank robbery at 9400 Antioch, Bank of the West. The information provided by witnesses to dispatchers was immediately relayed to responding officers who were near the area at the time the call came out.

Bank employees told police a man came into the bank and demanded money. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect left the bank headed in a westward direction. No one was injured during the robbery and no weapons were displayed.

Within approximately two minutes time, officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspects heading west on 95th Street. A traffic stop was eventually made in the area of US69 Highway and W. 87th Street and a suspect was taken into custody without incident.

This is a good example of the importance of being an observant witness and the efficient communication that took place amongst all involved. This kind of success is also the result of having experienced and dedicated officers working the streets of Overland Park.