OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police are asking for help to identify suspects who targeted a Micro Center seven times within a month.
Police say employees at the store, located at the Regency Park Shopping Center on Metcalf Avenue, call 911 as soon as they see the women come in, but they flee before officers arrive.
“These people, they’re coming in and they’re taking the items, putting it in their cart and they’re wheeling it out,” Officer John Lacy with the Overland Park Police Department said.
In August, the pair made off with at least $10,000 worth of electronics, including two 3D printers.
“It looks like there is a black market at this time,” Lacy said. “People are after these printers and at the same time they’re very, very expensive.”
The 3D printers that were stolen on Aug. 13 are each worth $2,500.
“There’s a lot of illegal activity that are associated with these 3D printers even such as printing those firearms,” Lacy said.
Besides stepping up patrols around Micro Center, investigators have identified one of the women reportedly doing most of the thefts.
Police said their getaway vehicle is a maroon Cadillac STS.
“It’s the other person we’re interested in. We’re reaching out to the public to see if they can identify the lady in the orange dress and to give us a call,” Lacy said.
Because of the cost of the electronics the women are accused of stealing, once they’re caught they face felony theft charges.
If you have any information on the thefts you’re asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8729 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.