Archive for Sunday, September 7, 2008

Police investigating armed robbery

September 7, 2008, 5:17 a.m. Updated September 7, 2008, 7:46 a.m.


Lawrence police responded to an armed robbery call at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 3400 block of Augusta Street. Sgt. Susan Hadl of the Lawrence Police Department said the victim, a 21-year-old Lawrence man, wasn't hurt in the incident.

The victim encountered a man pilfering items from his townhouse garage, which had been left open that night. Hadl said that when the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect spun the victim around, made him lie face-down on the garage floor and threatened him with a gun.

The suspect, described by the resident as a black male between 18 and 24 years old, took the resident's wallet before running east on Augusta Street.

Police are investigating the situation.


coolmom 9 years, 4 months ago

who cares if the garage door was open? how is it the victims fault every time some jerk decides to rob, rape or kill?

tonythetiger 9 years, 4 months ago

Time to make sure we go to war with Russia and forget about Gun control laws. Can't wait for the Russians to creep across the Bering strait.

Mike Blur 9 years, 4 months ago

Augusta Street is the first street you can make a right turn off the Kasold hill. 'Bout a half-mile north of Hyvee. Mildly sketch neighborhood back in the day, especially that apt complex just to the south of Augusta.

Quigly 9 years, 4 months ago

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Flap Doodle 9 years, 4 months ago

The miscreants should be chastised with great vigor.

Ragingbear 9 years, 4 months ago

I dare say, you scallywag! Cease pilfering my private valuables and cease this once! Do so or I shall summon the Constable! Such a lay-a-bout... I shall pummel him about the face and head.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 9 years, 4 months ago

"Blaming this guy for leaving his garage door open is like saying it is okay to loot businesses because of flooding."No, it's like saying "Expect looting if there is flooding". Expect to be victimized if you don't take preventative measures. Or, don't be surprised if people steal from you when you don't lock your house up. It's not "you got what you deserved", because no one "deserves" to be an innocent vicitm.

Alexander Neighbors 9 years, 4 months ago

well city members closed down T-dogs bar hang out hang out now all he's got left is garage pilfering.

Marc Mondi 9 years, 4 months ago

Blaming this guy for leaving his garage door open is like saying it is okay to loot businesses because of flooding. Seriously, sure, he maybe should've closed his garage door, but does that mean it is his fault if his stuff gets stolen?

Kontum1972 9 years, 4 months ago

next time don't leave your garage open...your just asking for problems..might as well leave the front door unlocked

igby 9 years, 4 months ago

coolmom: You would not go out in public naked with your garage door open would you? Prevention of crimes is just as important. If you expect higher morals of a lawless society of people who have been trained to see what they can get away with and still not go to jail, then reality is far from understanding. Don't leave your car, house or person exposed to these desperate society criminals who live each day, looking where ever they go for a victim.

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