FBI searches for two suspects involved in Kansas City kidnapping

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The FBI is searching for two men suspected in the  kidnapping  of a 67-year-old man from South Kansas City Thursday morning.

“If anyone can identify either of these individuals who were involved in this kidnapping yesterday, we’re asking the public to take a moment, look at these photos, look at these individuals and if you have information, contact local law enforcement,” said Bridget Patton, FBI spokesperson.

The first suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, approximately 5’8” to 5’9”, tall, and between the ages of 18 and 20.  The second suspect is 25 to 26- years old,  a black male with a dark complexion, 5’10” to 6” tall with a stocky build.

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The victim, a 67-year-old Kansas City man, was taken from his own driveway in his own van. His kidnappers took him to a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City and then stopped at several ATMs on their way to St. Louis. When the two men stopped to get gas outside of St. Louis, he escaped. The suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered in Bardstown, Ky.

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The man’s wife called police at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 after she noticed her husband’s work van was still in the driveway, along with his lunch pail and the car keys.  The couple’s personal vehicle, a maroon full-size Chevy van, was gone. When police arrived at the home near East 122nd and Prospect, they saw evidence of a physical altercation and learned the husband had not arrived at work.

According to investigators, the two suspects are armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.