Security cameras capture footage of suspects in van that would later be involved in police chase

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- “They did their jobs, I got the person’s license plate, I got faces,” Andrew Boyce said of his security cameras.

Those four cameras lying on the grass captured the culprit, right before a van pulled the cameras down. Boyce said this all happened while he was asleep just after 9:30 p.m. Monday.

In the footage, you’ll see two guys walking out of the shadows and round the corner, right in front of Boyce’s houses. The guys slow down and can be seen eyeing the cameras.

“Ten minutes later, they got back in their van, backed in, floored it and took out the entire pole,” he said.

The men can be seen trying to drag the pole with the four cameras attached. They struggled with the cable and ended up tossing it back on the ground.

Boyce originally planted these cameras to face the street and the sidewalk. That’s because last month, Boyce said his girlfriend’s car was broken into.

Boyce intends to hand the footage over to Prairie Village police. That Dodge van turned up later at 75th & Quivera in Shawnee.

The driver made his way to a school. Police said he jumped out of the van while it was still in gear and ran the other way. The van crashed through a fence, rolled through a school ballfield and into a tree. Shawnee and Lenexa police eventually caught the suspect hours later.

“If it’s true only one person has been caught, I’m going to get this back up running just in case another incident happens,” Boyce said.

Boyce hopes with the pictures and the word out, the bad guys involved will soon be caught.

Prairie Village police are investigating but have yet to survey the video footage.

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