Archive for Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Surveillance images released of western Shawnee convenience store burglars

July 18, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Updated: July 20, 2017, 6:32 a.m.

First suspect, inside the business.

First suspect, inside the business.

Second suspect wearing a backpack and carrying stolen merchandise, in front of the business.

Second suspect wearing a backpack and carrying stolen merchandise, in front of the business.

Police arrived to find the glass in the front door damaged.

Police arrived to find the glass in the front door damaged.

Officers standby outside the store until the owner could arrive to secure the store.

Officers standby outside the store until the owner could arrive to secure the store.

On Wednesday evening, Shawnee Police released surveillance images of the two people who they say broke into a convenience store near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Monticello Road early Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched on an alarm around 1:50 Tuesday morning at the Monticello 66, 21906 West 66th Street.

Captain Ben Mendoza says the first officer arrived on scene and found the glass in the front door of the business had been damaged.

"The officer observed two white males wearing hoodies leave the area of the business on foot," Mendoza said. "A perimeter was established and the K-9 was utilized for a track."

No suspects were located during the search. Two officers from the Lenexa Police Department assisted in holding the perimeter during the K-9 search.

"The store security video confirmed the two males observed by the officer were responsible for the burglary to the business," Mendoza said in an emailed response to questions on Tuesday morning. "No loss was reported."

Late Wednesday evening, police released surveillance images of the suspects, showing them carrying backpacks and one carrying what appears to be a 24-pack of Monster Energy drinks. The new release also states, "review of the security video from the business shows the below two suspects force entry and steal items from the business."

Police describe the suspects as white males, believed to be in their late teens. Both were last seen wearing hoodies.

No other information has been released.

Detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


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