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December 3, 1998

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Suspect in robberies remains at large

Lawrence police on Wednesday released a surveillance camera photo showing a suspect who robbed a convenience store Tuesday, and they continued to investigate a link to another robbery that day.

In the robberies at the Kwik Shop, 3440 W. Sixth, and Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Store, 1524 W. 23rd, the suspect used no weapon and asked the clerks for money from the register, without threatening violence.

Police haven't released how much was taken in the Kwik Shop robbery; the suspect stole $140 in the ice cream shop robbery.

The 22-year-old female clerk on duty at Baskin-Robbins helped police form a composite sketch of the suspect on the computer, but police didn't release it. Sgt. George Wheeler said computer sketches are only an approximate likeness of suspects, and police generally use them as a tool to rule out suspects instead of singling out a particular person.

In both robberies, the suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, about 5-feet-5 and wearing dark pants and a white short-sleeved shirt. The Kwik Shop robber was wearing white socks and sandals.

Roofer falls from house, taken to KUMC

A Wichita man suffered serious injuries after he fell 15 to 20 feet while working on a roof Wednesday afternoon.

Manuel Colchado was taken by helicopter to the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

A condition report wasn't available for him Wednesday night.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Battalion Chief Peter Houston said Colchado was in critical condition when he was taken from the scene to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was taken by helicopter from LMH to KUMC.

It wasn't immediately clear how he landed in the fall, Houston said.

Colchado was working with a roofing crew on a home when he fell about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at 214 Ariz.

Student leaves ICU, continues to improve

A Kansas University freshman who over the weekend was hit by a truck while crossing a street continues to improve, and doctors on Wednesday moved her from an intensive care unit.

Dorothy "Sally" Kay, 19, was upgraded from serious to fair condition on Wednesday, her fourth day at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Kay was on her way home at 2:20 a.m. Sunday when she was hit by the truck while crossing Kentucky at 11th Street.

Police say she was in the crosswalk. The driver of the truck had a green light, but police have said he had been drinking alcohol before the accident. Tests results aren't complete to determine whether the 22-year-old driver from Wichita was intoxicated at the time.

Kay was in the hospital for 1rial Hospital. He was taken by helicopter from LMH to KUMC.

It wasn't immediately clear how he landed in the fall, Houston said.

Colchado was working with a roofing crew on a home when he fell about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at 214 Ariz.

Student leaves ICU, continues to impro

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