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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eight vehicles burglarized, one set on fire in JoCo neighborhood

Posted: June 29, 2014 - 3:38am
Updated: June 29, 2014 - 12:42pm

Overland Park Police continue to investigate after numerous vehicles were burglarized in a neighborhood early Sunday morning, one was set on fire by the burglars.

Police were called to an address just west of 145th Terrace and Metcalf Avenue on reports of a car fire in the driveway around 2:35 a.m.. Overland Park firefighters arrived about three minutes later to find the car engulfed in flames.

As police were on the scene of the of the fire call, a resident just down the street found a vehicle in their driveway had been broken into and some items were missing.

Police found several other vehicles in the same neighborhood had been burglarized and called Leawood Police for assistance with a K-9 search.

Officers from Overland Park and Leawood searched the neighborhood for nearly two hours. No suspects were located.

Overland Park Police public information officer Gary Mason says, "we have eight victims now and one vehicle was set on fire. We believe it was involved with the burglaries, although not usually something these burglars would do to draw attention to themselves."

Police also remind everyone to remove valuables from their vehicles overnight and lock parked vehicles.

"They make it too easy" says Officer Mason.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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