Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crimes reported at 2 convenience stores

October 16, 2007


Lawrence police investigate hold-ups at two local convenience stores

Lawrence police are investigating two separate hold-ups at Lawrence convenience stores. The hold-ups happened less than an hour apart and the suspect in each incident has a similar description. Enlarge video

Lawrence Police believe one man was behind two convenience store holdups on Monday night. The first was an attempted robbery, police said, while the suspect actually took cash in the second incident.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., a man entered the Shell gas station at 1733 Mass., bought some items and then displayed a knife and demanded money, Sgt. Damon Thomas said. A customer then entered the store, interrupting the incident, and the suspect fled.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a man entered the Phillips 66 station at 2434 Iowa, brandished a knife and demanded money, Capt. Ray Urbanek said. The man seized an unknown amount of money and fled.

Urbanek said it's likely that the same man was involved in both incidents. He said the man was described as a black man of medium build and height with curly hair wearing a dark hooded jacket and having a beard or possibly a goatee.


Zype 10 years, 6 months ago

"unknown amount"

Sure. They know exactly how much was taken. It's funny. I never noticed that they did that when such an incident happened until I actually worked at a convenience store and found out that they did and why.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 10 years, 6 months ago

Zype, They word should have been undisclosed amount. LJW's editing is really getting sloppy lately. Are they short staffed?

ralphralph 10 years, 6 months ago

Anybody take his picture? Mind showing it to us?

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