Authorities have recovered a car that was stolen in a carjacking today in Leavenworth.
Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said the car was recovered late this afternoon by authorities in Kansas City, Kan., and two people were taken into custody.
Leavenworth police had been asking for the public's help in locating two carjacking suspects.
The two men reportedly approached the victim, a 55-year-old Leavenworth man, at Olympic Car Wash, 3107 S. Fourth St., around 12:30 p.m. today. The suspects reportedly displayed a firearm and demanded that the victim turn over his car. The suspects left in the car heading south on Fourth Street. They then turned east on Muncie Road, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
The victim's dog, a 4-year-old miniature pinscher, was still in the vehicle when the suspects drove away. The men reportedly threw the dog from the vehicle while traveling on Muncie Road.
"A citizen saw the dog get tossed from the car," Nicodemus said.
He said the citizen picked up the dog and took it to Leavenworth Animal Control. The dog has been reunited with the victim.
Nicodemus said the dog had suffered some abrasions and a cut. The owner took the animal to a veterinarian to be examined.
The vehicle that was stolen is a silver Cadillac STS.
Kitchens said detectives from the Leavenworth Police Department traveled to Kansas City, Kan., to continue their investigation of the incident.