Prairie Village police investigating 2nd robbery at apartment co - KCTV5

Prairie Village police investigating 2nd robbery at apartment complex

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

On Saturday, Prairie Village police dealt with the second aggravated robbery at one apartment complex.

At 10:23 a.m., the Prairie Village Police Department received a report of an aggravated robbery that had happened in the 5100 block of West 75th Street.

The victim said a black man entered through the unlocked front door. There, he met one of the victims in the hallway.

The suspect then went through the apartment stealing various items and forced the victims into a room before running away from the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as being between 20 and 30 years of age, standing approximately 6 feet tall, and having a muscular build. He was wearing glasses, blue jeans and a dark blue shirt. There is no information on a suspect vehicle.

The victims reported a no injuries and the investigation is ongoing. 

This is the second time the complex has been hit recently. The suspect uses the same method both times. He comes to the door and eventually forces his way in, putting his victims in a room while he steals their property.

Both victims were older women. However, while both robberies had the same method, police aren’t saying that it’s the same person or that they are targeting older residents.

"This area where he is targeting right now," said Captain Byron Roberson with the Prairie Village Police Department. "Just happens to be an area that has a large amount of older residents, but there's nothing we can prove at this point that says he's targeting that demographic."

Residents say the building will be adding cameras soon to keep them safe in addition to the police patrols on foot. 

Those that live in the area say they hope police catch the culprit because many people are on edge.

Christine Boutros has lived in the complex for 3 years and said she’s never seen anything like this. She said she is concerned for everyone who lives there. “There are also children that live here and, you know, there's concern about just even going out and taking the garbage out.”

If you have information, please contact the Prairie Village Police Department at 913-642-5151 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). 

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