Police Seeks Public’s Help In Robbery At Briggs


Fort Scott Police are seeking public assistance in details of a robbery of five late model cars in the early morning of Sunday, June 17.

At 4:30 a.m. June 17, 2018, FSPD officers received information on a possible crime in progress at Briggs Automall of Fort Scott, 1819 S. Main, according to a press release from the FSPD.

After arriving, officers discovered several new vehicles were leaving the convenience store across from Briggs Automall. The officers attempted to stop the cars, which were northbound on Hwy. 69.

A high-speed pursuit began.

Officers ended the pursuit a few miles north of Fort Scott.

“Our officers discontinue pursuit when in their estimation, it is dangerous,” FSPD Captain Shaun West said.

Officers returned to Briggs Automall, where it was discovered the building was broken into. Briggs personnel were notified and requested to the scene. The personnel then confirmed that five new vehicles were missing from the dealership.

According to Captain West, the vehicles stolen were:

  1.   2018 black Ford Mustang GT Coup
  2.   2017 red Mustang Eco Boost Coup
  3.   2018 gray Jeep Grand Cherokee
  4.   2018 red Dodge Challenger SXT
  5.   2018 gray Dodge Challenger GT

Law enforcement agencies were notified in Bourbon, Linn, Miami, and Johnson counties, which lead to the recovery of two vehicles in Miami County and three vehicles in Johnson County.

At this time one suspect is in custody in Johnson County.

This is an ongoing investigation and law enforcement is seeking aid from the public in connection with the case.

If anyone has information, contact the FSPD at 620-223-1700.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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