Archive for Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Police investigating report of armed robbery at west Lawrence sandwich shop

Police investigate an armed robbery at Mr. Goodcents, 1410 Kasold Drive, on Tuesday afternoon. The only people in the shop were two employees, and no one was hurt.

Police investigate an armed robbery at Mr. Goodcents, 1410 Kasold Drive, on Tuesday afternoon. The only people in the shop were two employees, and no one was hurt.

June 9, 2009, 4:36 p.m. Updated June 9, 2009, 4:55 p.m.


Police seek suspect in reported armed robbery

Lawrence police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a west Lawrence sandwich shop. Enlarge video

Lawrence police are searching for a suspect who robbed a local sandwich shop at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to Mr. Goodcents, 1410 Kasold Drive, just before 4 p.m. Lawrence police Captain Ray Urbanek said a black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, walked into the store, demanded cash from two employees and ran out.

Witnesses told police that the man, who was wearing a red hoodie and a black skull cap, was carrying some sort of long gun.

Urbanek said there were no customers in the store at the time of the robbery. Neither of the two employees was injured.

The incident left people who work in the busy strip mall a little uneasy. “It’s just amazing that it would happen in the middle of the afternoon, in broad daylight,” Michael Stuart, owner of Stuart Chiropractic, said.

His business faces the Mr. Goodcents store, although an employee working the front desk said she didn’t notice anything unusual until a police car pulled up.

Employees at Fine Design, directly next door to where the robbery occurred, said they didn’t realize anything had happened until they saw the yellow police tape hanging outside the sandwich shop’s front window.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence police detectives wearing protective booties on their feet were taking photographs both inside and outside the shop. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit was also brought in, but Urbanek said the rain may have made it difficult for the dog to detect anything.

Urbanek said a witness saw a black man running to get into a car about the time the robbery occurred. The vehicle is described as a small black four-door car with dark tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hot line at 843-TIPS (8477).


Linda Aikins 7 years ago

I wonder if they got away with a lot of dough.

rousseau108 7 years ago

Toe, the police department is severely understaffed and has far fewer officers per capita than similar cities. But no matter how many cops there are, they can't be everywhere at once and there will always be crime. Until we develop the precogs from Minority Report.

applejuice 7 years ago

That is why I wasn't able to get my dinner.

Quigly 7 years ago

You are kidding me?? WTF indeed. Oh and Gootsie.... NICE ONE. That's good. you make me laugh

gsxr600 7 years ago

Any description of the suspect? That might help a little.

introversion 7 years ago

Yeah, the description is that theyre from topeka.

somebodynew 7 years ago

Tom, your rights might be respected, but on this board, you probably won't be.

fu7il3 7 years ago

"toe (Anonymous) says…

I have been wondering if police efforts have been insufficient of late. It seems we are experiencing more crime, but I see few police on the road. Is the force being used properly. Are there too many hours logged in the office instead of the street? Just wondering."

My guess it that crime increases when the economy's health decreases. Yet, at the same government's budgets decrease, which means fewer police. So, you have more incentive for crime and fewer people to stop it.

compmd 7 years ago


I came so close to spitting up soda all over my laptop with your 6:46pm post. I imagined a thug running away from the shop with a gun and a giant tube of salami. Thank you.

JayCat_67 7 years ago

Don't know Gootsie, but what a way to bring home the bacon.

JonBoy 7 years ago

"I'll have the Penny, the Nickel, the Dime, and the Quarter!!!"

Alexander Neighbors 7 years ago

now people are robbing for food....

Lawrence police are investigating an apparent armed robbery at Mr. Goodcents

apparent............? did it happen or is this apparently apparent ?

rdave13 7 years ago's all funny ...especailly for the people working at the time a total loser walks in with a gun...points it at your their head and steals .....what? $100 max in change?

Let's be real funny and put the person on America's Got seems this bs is our biggest export right now,

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

several months ago Mr.G stopped doing pistrami sandwiches, so they lost my business.

anybody recommend a good sandwich shop for tasty pistrami?

Miracles 7 years ago

There are several open positions at LPD. The perps seem to be getting bolder by the day as these broad daylight robberies are becoming more common.

West Lawrence has a lot more retail than it used to. It's a pretty east shot for perps from Topeka to hit a place and get out of town.

password 7 years ago

miracles - can't blame it all on topeka, there seems to be a breeding of perps going on in lawrence too. criminals come from everywhere.

daddax98 7 years ago


ArumerZwarteHoop (Anonymous) says…

description of the robber? That would be helpful, or would it be considered politicaly incorrect to to tell people what they already know?

ok i'll bite...what do we already know?

daddax98 7 years ago

"free state has a good reuben."

yeah and not a lot of: "african american / subsaharan african / negroe / black, what ever the proper term is these days"

safer for all

shadowbox66044 7 years ago

Where's Robocop when you need him.

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

Oh, Py, tell me you've never typed too fast? yes, pastrami, thank you.

I'll have to try the Jason's. what have had from them did not include pastrami, and I wasn't too impressed with what I had.

Dad, usually its best to ignore Arumer.

indeed, some description would be nice! I'm still on the lookout for "suspects" looking people from the crime in south park last weekend!

Blunt 7 years ago

Gnome, off to the blackboard for you. I want you to write pAstrami 1000 times. Then you apologize to Little Marion sitting in the back corner for causing him grief.

Then i will make him do the same with plstrami (not pi as you spelled it). Sic? Absolutely...

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

oh, did I cause marioni some grief?

I feel soooooooooooooooooooo bad!

a good pastrami sandwich: double pastrami meat, mayo, mustard, tomato prov/cheese or other cheese.

oh yeah.

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

Gootsie get the Golden Fruitcake on this thread.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

I have a plan that would have prevented the last several incidents. but most people will call it racism.

SouthernBelle 7 years ago

[snap_pop_no_crackle (Anonymous) says…

Gootsie get the Golden Fruitcake on this thread. ]

. Agreed.

Leslie Swearingen 7 years ago

What is going on in Lawrence are the same things that are going on all over the world. Deal with it. None of the posters seem to be taking armed robbery very seriously.

MarchSadness 7 years ago


I would love for you to elaborate on that comment...

ralphralph 7 years ago

No prize on the suspect description ... you forgot to mention the hoodie, or even a sedan with dark-tinted windows. Sharpen up, folks.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

MarchSad....I'm sure you would, but my M.O. is to only give a slightest hint to what I mean, therefor giving you, the reader, an opportunity to use your own imagination.

Lance Cheney 7 years ago

"Witnesses told police that the man, who was wearing a red hoodie and a black skull cap..."

Big surprise.

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