Hoodie Crooks Wearing COVID Masks Stalk Shawnee

A nicer part of town isn't immune from rising crime this holiday season.

On the bright side, Johnson County crooks were at least obeying pandemic protocols . . . Check-it:

Around 4 a.m., the victim said four male suspects with handguns struck him in the head. He said he was able to run to his house. 

While police were investigating this reported incident, gun shots were hears a few blocks west. "They determined that suspects matching the description from the robbery were interrupted burglarizing a vehicle by the owner, and when confronted, one of the suspects shot multiple handgun rounds at the victim," the release said. "The victim was not injured."The suspects have been described as individuals in their late teens or early 20s. They were wearing hooded sweatshirts and surgical masks. 

Police ask anyone with information about the crimes call the department at 913-631-2150 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Shawnee police looking for 4 males in connection with armed robbery where victim was injured

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- The Shawnee Police Department is looking for four young men in connection with an armed robbery that happened early this morning. According to the police, officers went to the 5200 block of Findley Street just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday after someone called 911 and said he had been robbed while walking to his car.