Archive for Sunday, August 27, 2000

Police seeking robbery suspects

August 27, 2000

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Lawrence Police are continuing to search for two men who, armed with handguns Friday night, robbed the Pizza Hut at 4651 W. Sixth.

The suspects locked two male employees in a cooler before fleeing. There were no customers in the restaurant, and no one was injured.

Shortly after the robbery, a third employee returning from a pizza delivery found and freed his co-workers, Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said.

The robbery occurred about 11:30 p.m. when the men entered the restaurant and asked whether it was still open, Hadl said. They then pulled out guns and demanded money, she said.

In addition to an undetermined amount of cash, the robbers also took the personal belongings of the two employees, Hadl said.

The suspects are described as black men in their 20s. One suspect reportedly is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has bad front teeth. He wore baggy jeans, a white shirt and a red St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap.

The second suspect is about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, Hadl said. He wore a red, long-sleeved shirt and a Fubu ball cap.

This is the fourth late-night armed robbery of a Lawrence business in the last month, Hadl said. Although police are still investigating, no information has been released about possible connections, she said.

Descriptions of suspects do not necessarily match in all of the robberies, she said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.

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