OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are searching for two people who stole thousands of dollars worth of Legos from Target.
The theft took place March 30 at the Target store located near Conser Street at Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park.
Officers arrived around 8 p.m.
Police say the people they want to locate left the parking lot in a red Toyota Camry with Missouri license plates.
The Overland Park Police Department also released the following surveillance pictures of the suspects.
The department said the two accused thieves could face felony theft charges, if caught.
Down the road in Lenexa, Officer Danny Chavez said shoplifting is on the rise. It’s a reason why they are using undercover officers in special operations – catching people in the act.
“This isn’t somebody that makes a spur of the moment decision to stick something in their pocket. These are people who have travelled to these busy retail areas with the intention to steal,” Chavez said.
Last week Lenexa Police arrested 16 people and recovered four guns – two of which were stolen, police said.
Items recovered include beauty products, clothing, and jewelry from unspecified stores in the area.
All of the items have potential in the online marketplace.
“Absolutely, they can turn quite a profit considering they paid nothing for it,” Chavez said.
In the Lenexa operation, three of the people arrested had out-of-state felony warrants. Police say shoplifting is a red flag that people could be involved in other crimes.
Anyone who can identify the two people in the pictures is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.