For immediate release: August 18, 2016
Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended in Lee’s Summit
On Aug 18, 2016 at 1:11 am, Independence Police Officers were dispatched to an Armed Robbery that occurred in the area of 23rd Street and Hub Drive, near MO 291 Highway. Within minutes of the call, police officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle heading southbound on Missouri 291 Highway toward Lee’s Summit, MO. IPD requested and received assistance from several other law enforcement agencies.
The suspect vehicle was followed by police into Lee’s Summit until emergency equipment was activated in the area of I-470 and Colbern Road. The driver of the suspect vehicle failed to stop for police and attempted to flee. The suspect vehicle fled for no more than 15 seconds until it lost control and left the roadway near I-470 and Colbern Road. After an extensive search, two suspects were taken into custody.
Suspect information, as well as information on criminal charges, will not be released until charges are formally filed.