Archive for Sunday, May 3, 2009

Police searching for man who robbed gas station at gunpoint

Lawrence police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store clerk at gunpoint.

May 3, 2009


The Lawrence Police Department was looking Sunday night for a man wielding a semiautomatic handgun who robbed a convenience store.

Sgt. Mark Warren said the man walked into Presto, 602 W. Ninth St., at 9 p.m. Sunday, threatened the clerk with the handgun and stole an undetermined amount of money.

The man is described as a thin, 6-foot-2 black man in his mid-40s wearing a dark coat with a hood. The clerk could only see the man’s eyes, Warren said.

The clerk was not injured, and no customers were in the store during the robbery, Warren said.

Anybody with information can call the police at 841-7210. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.


Vinny1 9 years ago

Count this as the mandatory comment.


FormerCentralKansan 9 years ago

At least there is a physical description of the suspect. That is more than we usually get on here.

KUfor2010Championship 9 years ago

Count this too as a mandatory comment.

Kansas City!

Daniel Kennamore 9 years ago

Yup Marion,

It's all part of the vast liberal conspiracy to take away all your rights. You should move to Brazil while you still have the right too.

No really, go.

compmd 9 years ago

Well, I suppose he could have held up the store with a black powder pistol. I'm glad we know it wasn't one of those though.

Chris Ogle 9 years ago

wearing a dark coat with a hood.

not supposed to wash those Zebra coats in hot water.

skinny 9 years ago

Count this too as a mandatory comment.

The Homeless at it again!

lawthing 9 years ago

A 6' 2 black man with eyes, and a that narrows it down! Must be from Topeka.

BlackVelvet 9 years ago

Hey Marion, at least the thug didn't use one of those heinous, awful, AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLES!! you know...those evil type guns that would cut you in half!

bearded_gnome 9 years ago

sure seems the Presto gets more than its share of "share the wealth" armed robbers.

I hope this guy gets caught.

Devon Kissinger 9 years ago

"wearing a dark coat with a hood."

Or a hood wearing a dark coat.

lawrence_kansas_usa 9 years ago

I'm sure he robbed the place for a very good reason!

He's a happily married man with a wife and kids at home and they need to be clothed and fed! Maybe he lost his job or something? Poor thing!

.......or.....I suppose....maybe he's just an ex-con who can't get and/or hold a job to save his own life..or maybe he's got four kids from three different mothers and he owes some serious child support...or perhaps he's just got a serious crack habit that needs attending to.

..oh, well....who knows!

Ceallach 9 years ago

Count this as the up and coming mandatory comment.


Btw, if he is an American, and his actions terrorized the clerk, wouldn't that make him a domestic terrorist? Shouldn't homeland security be tracking him down?

Ceallach 9 years ago

As a former East Lawrencian I resemble that remark!

Tricky Gnosis 9 years ago

With all the graffiti and tagging the city has allowed to run rampant on 9th Street, it's no wonder that violent crime has started to follow.

Here's a clue: while you're running your empty buses, building your homeless camps, and running your city commissions on global warming, basic infrastructure like clean streets, repaired structures, and painted over graffiti matters more in terms of preventing crime.

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