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Liberty robbery, kidnapping suspect in custody after chase in Northland

Northland chase robbery, kidnapping suspect
Posted at 12:52 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 19:31:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities said a suspect in a robbery and kidnapping investigation in Liberty was taken into custody after a chase in the Northland on Thursday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the suspect was in custody after a chase that ended on Interstate 435 near Cookingham Drive.

The sheriff’s office said the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Liberty and Kansas City, Missouri, police assisted with the chase.

Liberty police said later Thursday that the suspect's vehicle was spotted at Liberty Commons, and when the vehicle refused to stop, a chase ensued on Interstate 435.

Formal charges against the suspect are pending, police said.

Liberty police said Wednesday that officers were investigating a robbery and kidnapping that occurred at the Dr. Spotless car wash in the 1100 block of Missouri Court. The suspect forced the victim, a woman, to go to another location and then returned her to the car wash, according to police.

She was located and received medical treatment.