4 in custody following robbery, wrong-way crash involving police near I-70 and I-670 split in KCK


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Four people are in custody after a robbery and wrong-way crash Wednesday afternoon involving police.

Officers with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department responded just after 1:30 p.m. to an aggravated robbery near S. 55th and Miami Ave. in the Turner neighborhood.

The victim said several young men approached her as she stood next to her vehicle. The suspect(s) physically assaulted the victim before taking her purse and leaving the scene in their vehicle, according to police.

The suspect vehicle was located a short time later by police. During the police chase, the suspect driver entered I-70 westbound in the eastbound lane from 7th Street Trafficway.

An officer helping in the chase and heading east on I-70 encountered the vehicle going the wrong way directly towards him and oncoming traffic. He then used his patrol vehicle to ram the suspect’s vehicle near the 10th Street overpass.

The driver of the suspect vehicle and three passengers were taken into custody.

No other vehicle were involved in the crash and no injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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