Two Kansas City women and one juvenile were arrested Friday for robbery and assault at Kohl’s in Jefferson City.
Officers arrived at 6:12 PM while the theft was in progress.
Jefferson City Communications advised the responding officers the suspects, three females, had assaulted several people while trying to get in their vehicle with stolen items, according to a news release from the Jefferson City Police Department.
Witnesses said one suspect struck and bit the Loss Prevention Officer during the encounter. He sustained injuries that required medical attention, according to the news release. No other individuals required medical attention as a result of the case.
Arriving officers obtained a vehicle description, including the license plate, and the information was broadcast to other officers.
Moments later, a Jefferson City police officer stationed near the Missouri River Bridge observed the suspects’ vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect failed to yield to the emergency vehicle and fled.
The vehicle eventually began traveling northbound onto US 63 toward Columbia. The pursuit continued north on US 63, and a request was made for assistance from other agencies, according to the news release… News Tribune