Lenexa police search for suspect in hit and runs, possible carjacking

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 23:49:19-05

LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa police are searching the area of 93rd Street between Lackman and Pflumm for a suspect in multiple hit and runs and a possible carjacking. 

A Lenexa Police spokesperson said officers responded to an erratic driving call at about 4:30 p.m. near the 8500 block of Quivira.

The driver allegedly fled from officers and crashed into three to five other cars. His car was found wrecked and abandoned near 9100 Park St. 

At about 4:50 p.m., officers say the suspect forced a person out of their vehicle and fled the area. Approximately three minutes later, the suspect was involved in a crash in that vehicle at the 9300 block of Lackman. Officials believe he then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's with bald or short hair. He was wearing a black hoodie with an orange logo.

Zach Kroymann, who witnessed part of the chase, said it was immediately apparent something serious was going on in the area.

Definitely scary as helicopters patrol over, plenty of units around the area and the news all over the place as well," Kryoman said. "As soon as the accident did happen, there were probably — I would estimate 20 to 25 units. Looked like some were off duty, came flying down Lackman Road into the neighborhood here. All over the place."

Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.