Crimes in Overland Park and Leawood are connected
On Friday, police told that 2 robberies and 1 attempted robbery that took place in Overland Park and Leawood were interconnected.
Just after 10 a.m. the crimes began when a man holding a black handgun threatened a woman to give money from her bank outside an Overland Park Hospital. The woman had a child with her and she was in a parking lot outside Menorah Medical Center at 119th Street and Nall Avenue when the man got near her and threatened her to drive to her bank nearby and give him money after withdrawing it from an ATM. After that, the gunman asked to drive him back. When they reached the medical center, the gunman got out of the car and ran away on foot.
Just before noon, a 2nd incident happened near 120th Street and Roe Avenue in Leawood. A woman started shouting when a gunman ordered her to start walking in a different direction. When the woman started yelling, the man ran.
After about an hour later, a 3rd incident happened at 105th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. A gunman snatched the purse of a woman and ordered her to sit in the car, the woman refused and the gunman ran.
A witness saw the gunman get into a small white sedan with Missouri license plates. There was also a second person in the car who was driving it.
No one was injured in the incidents.
In each incident, the gunman was described as a stocky Hispanic man in his 20s. His height is to be between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. In 2 incidents, he was wearing a black shirt and baggy black shorts and in the third incident he was in a white baseball-style shirt with navy blue sleeves. He was also wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap.
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