2 men charged in string of Olathe robberies that led to manhunt

Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 19:38:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men accused in a string of robberies in Olathe that spurred an hours-long manhunt this week were charged Wednesday, according to court records.  

Mario Jimenez, 18, and Pedro Torres, 24, both of Olathe, were each charged with five counts of aggravated robbery. Jimenez was also charged with one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. 

Olathe police said that after the robberies, police chased one suspect who allegedly fired at officers. At least one firearm was recovered from the suspect, but police did not offer any other details. 

No officers were injured in the incident, police said.

The officer-involved shooting led to a manhunt that lasted several hours near the 1400 block of North Mart-way Drive on Monday morning. Two nearby schools went on lockdown.

In addition to the aggravated robbery charges, Torres was charged with one count of felony theft greater than $25,000. 

Bond was set at $250,000 for Jimenez and $350,000 for Torres.