The University of Kansas Police Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center is asking for help in identifying two suspected armed robbers. Investigators believe two men with a handgun who robbed two women in a parking lot at 39th and Springfield Streets between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. first stopped at a nearby convenience store. Both women, one a hospital employee and the other a medical student, are understandably shaken, but unharmed. They described their assailants as young black males wearing gray and black hoodies and dark pants as seen in the convenience store photos (see below).
Police Sergeant Darlene Santiago explains what investigators can release about the crime in the video below. Media may use her comments in their news stories. Please note there will not be individual interviews granted at this time with police as they are busy investigating. Please use the video and interview content to create your news reports. Follow us @kuhospitalnews and sign up for the Medical News Network for HD quality video and photos.
Also, Sgt. Santiago says in a separate and believed to be unrelated hold-up at 6:00 a.m., a teenager believed to be 14-16 years old used a box cutter to rob someone east of the Cambridge hospital parking garage on State Line. No one was hurt. All three robberies are under investigation. Check here for information about crimes in the area and safety.