Archive for Thursday, July 20, 2000

Thieves claim to be police, rob family

July 20, 2000

Two men posing as police officers robbed a DeSoto family at home early Tuesday morning.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, two men entered a residence in the 30800 block of W. 87th Street at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday morning. The two men were armed and dressed in SWAT team attire.

The men told the family they were police officers and were there to execute a search warrant, according to police reports.

The suspects, described as one white man and one black man, were wearing black, military style helmets, black pants and black shirts with the words "sheriff" on the front and back.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported a man in the house was handcuffed to a chair as the suspects ransacked the house.

Police say the two men then fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash.

Investigation of the incident is ongoing but police have no suspects at this time.

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