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Archive for Tuesday, October 23, 1990

CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY LINKED TO OTHERS, POLICE SAY

October 23, 1990

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A Lawrence convenience store was robbed early today in what Lawrence police believe is the latest in a string of holdups committed by the same man.

Officers reported today that the Kwik Shop convenience store, 1714 W. 23rd, was robbed by a Hispanic man in his early 20s, 5-feet-8 and 135 pounds.

The man fits the description of suspects in robberies that occurred Oct. 15 at the E-Z Shop convenience store, 955 E. 23rd; Oct. 5 at the 7-Eleven convenience store, 1905 W. 25th; and Sept. 25 at the Horine Retail store, 2420 Iowa.

Another reason police believe the robberies are connected is that the suspect has used the same method in each.

In this morning's crime, the robber entered the store, looked around and brought a purchase to the counter.

As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, the robber pointed a gun at him. When the clerk looked back up, the robber demanded cash.

After taking about $70, the robber then left the area on foot.

No gunshots were fired. The clerk, a 20-year-old Lawrence man, was not injured.

The man, who was described as having short hair and a medium complexion, was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants. He was armed with a chrome revolver, the clerk said.

Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said investigators have learned that a man fitting the description of the local robber and using the same technique recently has committed robberies in Abilene and Salina.

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