Lawrence police officers are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery that occurred in the 1000 block of Mississippi Street early Sunday morning.
Sgt. Michael McLaren said two suspects approached three men, two 23-year-olds and one 22-year-old, in the alley behind Stadium View Apartments, 1040 Miss. One of the suspects presented a semi-automatic handgun, which he waved around and shot in the air, striking the side of the apartment complex.
The two men stole an undetermined amount of money from the victims before running toward Ninth and Indiana streets around 2:35 a.m.
The suspect with the handgun was described as a 6 foot, 180 pound black man wearing a beige shirt. The other man was described as a 6 foot, 150 pound man whose hair was in cornrows. He was wearing a dark shirt with a white design and blue jeans. McLaren said the men were thought to be in their 20s or 30s.
Officers recovered a bullet casing and a live round from the scene. A fire ladder was dispatched to get the bullet that hit the building.
Two of the robbery victims were Kansas University students. The third was visiting from Leavenworth. No one was injured.
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. KU Public Safety officers are also helping search for the suspects. They can be contacted at (785) 864-5900.