An armed suspect was arrested Wednesday evening following a reported convenience store robbery and a vehicle pursuit through several Lee’s Summit neighborhoods.
The incident was reported about 10 p.m. when officers responded to a robbery in the 200 block of Southeast Grand Street.
As officers arrived, they saw the suspected robber speeding away in a dark-colored, four-door sedan. Efforts to pull the driver over were unsuccessful. Officers initiated a vehicle pursuit that went through several neighborhoods, then westbound on U.S. 50 and then onto westbound Interstate 470. Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol deployed tire deflation devices at I-470 and View High Drive.
After the car tires were deflated, the robber pulled onto the roadway and fled on foot from the car.
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He was arrested after being located by a Lee’s Summit officer and a police K-9 unit.
No injuries were reported. The case will be submitted to the Jackson County prosecutor’s office to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.