Archive for Thursday, September 23, 1999


September 23, 1999


Lawrence police on Wednesday night were investigating two apparently unrelated robberies.

In the first incident about 8:30 p.m., a man walked into the video department in Dillons, 1720 Mass., allegedly went behind the counter and grabbed a clerk, while taking money from a register.

The man then left the store on foot, running south.

He was described as a male, about 6-feet tall with a heavy build and a gray or purple sweatshirt.

The clerk was not seriously injured, and no weapon was displayed, police said.

In the second incident about 9:50 p.m., a man walked into the Days Inn, 2309 Iowa, and allegedly demanded cash while reportedly carrying a handgun.

He left with an undisclosed amount of money in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect in the second robbery was described as a male about 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, wearing a navy wind breaker and a navy "sailor-type" cap.

There were no injuries in that robbery.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Douglas County at 843-TIPS (8477).

-- Michael Dekker's phone message number is 832-7187. His e-mail address is

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