Olathe sex store robber arrested after car chase into KCK

A man who allegedly robbed an Olathe sex shop at gunpoint Saturday, Nov. 30, was arrested in Knasas City, Kan., after hitting several vehicles during a high-speed 30-minute chase.

Olathe police said the man, wearing a gray hoodie, robbed Cirilla’s Adult Store at 1848 E. Santa Fe at 12:45 p.m. He then fled in a black Hyundai with temporary tags. Olathe police officer pursued the man and then the Kansas Highway Patrol’s chopper joined the chase at Interstate 435 and Midland Drive.

According to police, the suspect hit several cars in Kansas City, Kan., including at 12th Street and Minnesota Avenue and 13th Street and Minnesota. The chase ended when the man hit two vehicles at 11th Street and Grandview Boulevard and the car lost at least one tire.

No one was injured during the chase, police said. Stop sticks were not used as police pursued the man on highways and streets in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

The Olathe store was back open by 2:30 p.m.

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