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Home » News » Rash Of Car Thefts Starts With Lee’s Summit Truck

Rash Of Car Thefts Starts With Lee’s Summit Truck

June 21, 2014

By Jay Mejia
JayM@lstribune.net

A work truck that was stolen from the 500 block of NE Short Drive in Lee’s Summit has been recovered and released to its owner, according to the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

The 1994 white Ford F-350 4x4 truck, which has a flatbed with built-in tool boxes, was left unlocked, stolen and later found abandoned at the Miracle Café in Reading, KS.

That same day, a grain truck was stolen from the Reading Elevator, said Undersheriff John M. Koelsch of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. 

The suspect apparently abandoned that vehicle and got a ride from a local farmer into Emporia, KS who dropped him off on the southeast of town.

Later that night, another vehicle was stolen, a 4-door Chevrolet Prizm.

“We don’t think he got too far and it may have broken down since it did not have a lot of gas,” Koelsch said. “He had a 24-hour head start before we found out and connected all the car thefts. We’re pretty sure he abandoned that vehicle and is likely out of the area by now.”

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Emporia Police Department and the Lee’s Summit Police Department are working together and are seeking information to capture the suspect.

“He’s still at large and his whereabouts are unknown,” Koelsch said.

The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties or forties with sandy red hair, stands about 5’9” tall with a husky build. He was last seen wearing a dark short sleeve shirt and shorts.

Authorities urged residents to keep their vehicles locked when not occupied so as not to invite theft.
Anyone with information about the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers at 620.342.2273, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 620.342.5545, the Emporia Police Department at 620.343.4200 or the Lee’s Summit Police Department.



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