Saturday, August 17, 2013
Authorities in Johnson County say two recent robberies and another attempted robbery appear related.
The crimes began Friday morning when a man with a black handgun accosted a woman in an Overland Park parking lot and forced her to drive to her bank and withdraw money. Another woman later reported being robbed in an Overland Park parking lot by a man with a handgun. The man ordered her into her car, but she refused and the gunman ran.
A third woman also reported being accosted by a gunman while she was running in nearby Leawood, but she yelled for help and the gunman fled.
No injuries were reported.
The gunman in all three cases is described as a stocky Hispanic man in his 20s.