UPDATE: Authorities have found two missing children in a stolen vehicle in suburban Kansas City.
Olathe police said in a news release that the children disappeared Tuesday night after the suspect attempted to steal a vehicle from a car dealership. After a witness confronted him, the suspect abandoned the stolen vehicle. Police said he then walked to a nearby tire shop where he got into a running vehicle with two girls already inside and drove away with the 2- and 6-year olds.
Officers located the vehicle parked at a retirement home about 2 ½ hours later with the children safe inside.
The suspect hasn’t been found. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL – A couple of children were quickly found after a Kansas Amber Alert was issued Tuesday evening.
A Kansas City area car-jacking prompted the alert.
According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, at approximately 5:50pm a suspect stole a red 2009 GMC Acadia, Kansas license 617HNH, from a business at 401 S. Kansas Avenue in Olathe. The Vehicle had two children, 2 years old and 6 years old, in it when it was stolen.
The suspect was described as a white male, in his 40s, clean shaven, dark jacket, with a medium build.
The children were found safe shortly after the alert was issued.
More Information: Kansas Amber Alert