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Archive for Sunday, July 26, 1992

NORTH LAWRENCE GROCERY ROBBED

July 26, 1992

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A man made off with an undetermined amount of cash Saturday after ordering a cashier at a North Lawrence grocery store to open a safe and give him money, Lawrence police said.

Sgt. Ron Dalquest said the robbery occurred at 8:59 p.m. Saturday at Roger's Food Center, 608 N. Second.

Dalquest said the man entered the store and went straight to the courtesy booth, where he demanded cash from a 22-year-old cashier and told the cashier to open the safe.

The cashier told officers that he thought the man was holding a gun under his shirt, but no witnesses saw the man carrying a gun. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Dalquest said the man was in the store for about one minute. Witnesses were unsure whether he ran or drove away, he said.

The cashier and another employee were at the front of the store near the courtesy booth when the robbery occurred, Dalquest said, and were the only two people in the store who got a good look at the robber. Another clerk was in the back, and there were four or five customers.

Dalquest said police had not determined how much money was stolen.

The man, he said, was wearing a dark, short-sleeved, button-up shirt and dark blue or royal blue shorts. He was wearing metal-framed glasses and a blue bandana that partially covered his face.

The man was 5-feet-10, 150 pounds, 30 to 35 years old with dark, curly hair.

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