A local convenience store was robbed early this morning, but police are not linking it to an attempted robbery Wednesday at the same store.
According to police reports, a man walked into Town and Country Market Store, 501 W. Ninth, about 6:15 a.m. today. The two employees were the only ones in the store at the time of the robbery, police reported, and no one was injured.
Sgt. Mark Warren said this morning that the clerks did not see the man leave in a car and they think he may have been on foot.
Police reports said the man may have walked east because officers in that area found what they thought was a pair of pantyhose the man had worn during the holdup, as well as a torn dollar bill.
No further details were available this morning from police.
So far police have not identified any suspects in this morning's robbery or the Nov. 20 incident.
The store clerks working during last week's incident told police that a man walked into the business early Wednesday and sprayed Mace at them. The man then told the clerks to give him the money in the cash register. No one was injured.
Although the man did not display a weapon, one clerk told police that the man may have been concealing a gun in one of his pockets.
A patron who drove to a gasoline pump during the robbery apparently frightened the man off.
Lawrence police officials encourage anyone with information about either incident at Town and Country to call Lawrence police at 841-7210.