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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Police continue to investigate carjacking

  • Even though a couple of people were taken into custody a day earlier, Leavenworth police were still working Wednesday on their investigation of a carjacking.
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  • Even though a couple of people were taken into custody a day earlier, Leavenworth police were still working Wednesday on their investigation of a carjacking.
    Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said one of the things detectives were working on was determining if the two people who were taken into custody Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., are the same suspects who had been sought for allegedly committing the carjacking.
    The carjacking was reported around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olympic Car Wash, 3107 S. Fourth St. The 55-year-old victim was approached by two men. The men reportedly displayed a firearm. The victim handed the suspects $120 in cash.
    "When they displayed the gun, the victim pulled the money out and give it to them," Nicodemus said.
    It was reported that the suspects demanded the victim turn over his vehicle, a 2005 Cadillac STS. The suspects left in the vehicle.
    The victim's dog was in the car. The animal, a 4-year-old miniature pinscher, reportedly was thrown from the vehicle as the car was traveling on Muncie Road, according to Nicodemus.
    The dog later was reunited with its owner. Nicodemus said the dog had some injuries such as cuts and abrasions from being thrown from the vehicle.
    Leavenworth police reported that the victim's car later was recovered in Kansas City, Kan., and two people were taken into custody. Nicodemus said the driver allegedly had led authorities on a short pursuit.

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