Archive for Tuesday, January 30, 1990


January 30, 1990


Lawrence police are seeking help in locating two men wanted in connection with the weekend armed robbery of Taco John's, 1101 W. Sixth.

The suspects entered the establishment about 11:10 p.m. Saturday and ordered two female employees to give them all of the money in the cash registers and the safe, police reported.

One of the suspects was armed with a small, silver handgun. No one was injured.

The incident marks the second time the restaurant has been robbed in three months.

Police spokesmman Chris Mulvenon said police are investigating the possibility that one or both of the men might be connected to a recent string of armed robberies in Topeka. He said at least one of the suspects may have been involved with the Nov. 2 armed robbery at the same Taco John's, and with a Dec. 23 armed robbery of a Hickory Farms sales trailer in Lawrence.

Mulvenon said Topeka police had received similar descriptions of suspects in armed robberies in Topeka.

Lawrence police on Monday released composite drawings of the men.

Mulvenon described the armed robber as a 30-year-old black man, about 5-foot-2 and 150 pounds, wearing black glasses, a baseball cap and a gray jacket.

The accomplice, Mulvenon said, was described as a 40-year-old black man, about 6-foot tall, weighing around 215 pounds and wearing a beanie cap and a brown sweater.

Mulvenon said he did not know how much money was taken in Saturday's robbery.

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