Law enforcement officials are searching for two Hispanic males believed to have been involved in a robbery of a home on Old Kansas City Road just south of Hillsdale on Tuesday morning.
Miami County Undersheriff Wayne Minckley said sheriff’s office officials were responding to the robbery report around 11:30 a.m. when they got a report that a Louisburg police officer was in pursuit of three suspects who fled on foot after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 69 north of Louisburg near 271st Street.
One suspect was taken into custody, but law enforcement officials are still searching for the other two. Minckley said the suspects are believed to be linked to the earlier robbery, during which a female resident of the home was tied up and threatened with a knife. Officials from the Johnson County Crime Lab are investigating the scene.
Multiple agencies are involved with the manhunt, including the Miami County Sheriff's Office, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and several Johnson County police departments. A command center has been set up at the Louisburg Fire Department, and the suspects are being pursued on foot, by helicopter and by K9 units.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspects are encouraged to call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 294-4444.