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Archive for Wednesday, June 8, 1994

POLICE SEEK TEEN-AGERS IN ROBBERY

June 8, 1994

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A group of youths, one possibly as young as 12, was being sought in connection with an armed robbery early today.

Lawrence police reported that the robbery occurred about 12:40 a.m. today after a driver for Domino's Pizza, 832 Iowa, arrived at a residence in the 2500 block of Belle Crest to make a delivery.

The driver told police that after he pulled into the driveway, a girl who appeared to be 12 or 13 years old approached him and asked if he was a pizza delivery person.

The driver said yes, then got out of his car. He told police that a boy, who appeared to be 15 or 16, then approached him, pointed a gun at him and demanded cash.

Police said the driver, a 26-year-old Lawrence man, handed over his cash bag containing an undiscosed amount of money, and the pizza.

After the robbery, the two youths ran away, accompanied by another youth.

Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said the victim drove back to the store and called police at 12:47 a.m.

Nickell said police already were on their way to the residence, having been called at 12:38 a.m. by a neighbor who reported seeing the youths near the house. He said the neighbor thought the youths might have been trying to break into the residence, whose occupants were out at the time.

When officers arrived, Nickell said, the youths were gone.

The driver said the girl was wearing a gray, short-sleeved polo shirt. The armed youth was wearing dark pants, was shirtless and was wearing a blue bandanna around his face.

Police said it appeared the robbery was not connected with the May 30 holdup of another pizza delivery driver in the 1100 block of Connecticut.

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