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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Police look for carjackers

  • Leavenworth police are asking for the public's help in locating carjacking suspects.
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  • Leavenworth police are asking for the public's help in locating 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 stolen car was last seen traveling south on Kansas 5 Highway toward Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.
    The vehicle is a silver Cadillac STS with a Washington state license plate number, AFN9898.
    The suspects have been described as two black men who wore white shirts. The victim initially was too shaken to provide more of a description. But police were working this afternoon to obtain surveillance video of the suspects, according to Nicodemus.
    Anyone who locates the stolen car is asked to call 911 and not try to make contact with the suspects.
    People with information about the case also can contact the Leavenworth Police Department at 913-682-4411 or 913-682-CLUE.
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