Archive for Friday, October 2, 2009

Three men arrested in robberies of delivery drivers

A big bust for Lawrence Police has the city's delivery drivers resting easy tonight.

October 2, 2009


Lawrence police arrested three men Friday accused of robbing two delivery drivers at gunpoint in the last week, police said.

The suspects are accused of robbing a 25-year-old Pizza Shuttle delivery driver on Wednesday and a 19-year-old Jimmy John's delivery driver on Sept. 26.

Police came into contact with the suspects around 10:30 a.m. Friday, said Sgt. Bill Cory, police spokesman. Officers were serving a search warrant at an apartment complex at 3100 Ousdahl, when the suspects showed up.

Cory said the suspects led police on a short foot chase before they were arrested.

Police said they found the gun used during the robberies during their search, which began at 7 a.m. Friday.

The Sept. 26 robbery occurred around 3 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Ohio. The driver stopped to deliver a sandwich order to a home. After a successful transaction, the driver turned to leave and was accosted by the customer, who was armed with a gun.

Wednesday's robbery occurred about 1:20 a.m., while the driver was delivering an order in the 1400 block of West Seventh Street. The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two people.

In both robberies, $100 cash and a cell phone were taken from the victim.

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on a count of aggravated robbery and two counts of conspiracy. A 19-year-old El Dorado man was arrested for two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. The suspects have not been charged in court.

Cory said additional arrests are possible and asked anyone with information on these robberies or any other connected robberies to call Crimestoppers at 843-TIPS.


pasenuit 4 years, 6 months ago

good job lpd. how do you all know they will get probation. it hasn't gone to trial or even a hearing yet, has it?


Russell Fryberger 4 years, 6 months ago

Cut their thumbs off. If someone robs someone with a firearm I say cut their thumbs off. Lazy creeps.


UfoPilot 4 years, 6 months ago

Two words... Conceal Carry...........


ralphralph 4 years, 6 months ago

They'll get probation in this county. You people need to raise havoc about the coddling of people who use guns to commit crimes. They need to get certain prison terms. That's the only way to deter it.


pizzapete 4 years, 6 months ago

Great to see these guys off the street. Good job LPD, keep up the good work.


ksmax 4 years, 6 months ago

I swear, people get upset if you don't catch them, and don't appreciate it when they do catch them. Some people are NEVER satisfied!! It's great to have an opinion, but some people on here have TO much of one!


notwhatyourthink 4 years, 6 months ago

Red is right

An officer on every corner will not stop anything. In New York there really are an officer assigned to foot patrol on every block in some areas and there still are crimes that happen.

LPD is a great dept. When was the last time KCMO ever caught a street robber? I wouldn't call it luck. I would call it education and skill, over 80% of the dept holds college degrees and many have their masters.

Donald, have you ever written a search warrant, or testified in court?


Darin Wade 4 years, 6 months ago

"Great Job done for Lawrence Police department" robberies that are traced can be apprehended if you follow a trail they lead as a scenerio. undercover police can manipulate the scenerio to countereact the robberies.


redmoonrising 4 years, 6 months ago

At least we know that Donald won't be wasting the time of our police officers by calling them should he ever need help. Such a grudge, makes you wonder!

Since it's highly unlikely that the police are present when every crime is committed, how else do they get information except from other people, tipsters, witnesses, victims, etc.? We could have an officer on every corner and there would still be crime. I can hear it now, " Hey, Joey, see that guy on the corner, standing next to the police officer? Let's go mug him. That way when they arrest us we can tell the LPD what a great job they are doing." I applaud our LPD.


donald_gilchrist 4 years, 6 months ago

LPD are truly incompetent (but decent) people, and they get lucky a lot. I mean a real lot! They would never have caught these guys without the numerous public tips that came in. Thank you concerned citizens of Lawrence for making another important arrest. Maybe someday the LPD will hire a real chief and get some real officers to do the real jobs ahead.


jafs 4 years, 6 months ago

Self-defense is a legal defense to a murder charge.

If you are truly in fear for your life, and a judge/jury agree that it was a realistic/reasonable fear, you will not go to jail for defending yourself.

That doesn't mean you can just kill someone who is trying to rob you though.


lionheart72661 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree GREAT job LPD. Too bad it seems like it's all in vain though. Armed robbers getting 3 years probation. Yes and I do wonder what would happen to the robbery victim if in self defense they shot the robber? Life without parole!!! What is wrong with our judicial system? Are they just hoping these wanna be thugs kill someone?


BlackVelvet 4 years, 6 months ago

"Congratulations LPD. You finally did your job."

You may not believe it, but LPD is better than 95% of all other Police Departments across the country. They aren't perfect, but they do a darned good job.


weatherguy48 4 years, 6 months ago

The Exchange at 3100 Ousdahl is primarily geared towards college students. Think of it as "The Reserve - East"


Steve Jacob 4 years, 6 months ago

Guessing the two not holding the gun rats out the one with the gun. If they do that, and they have a clean record, probation is enough.


jackbinkelman 4 years, 6 months ago

31st and Osdahl? Aren't those supposedly "Luxury" Apts.? I guess you gotta pay for all that luxury somehow...


Marion Lynn 4 years, 6 months ago

This should be the end of the kind of armed thugs cruising around Lawrence:


del888 4 years, 6 months ago

I wonder if they had blanks in the gun - that is definetely illegal in Lawrence. Jail time for blanks, probation for bullets.


igby 4 years, 6 months ago

It too bad after all this these three will get probation!

Why even bother to stop them now! They will be back at it again.


Jayhawk12 4 years, 6 months ago

Having lived in nine other cities prior to settling in Lawrence in 2001, I am very impressed with the work of our local police department and the hard work they exhibit in ridding these criminals off the street. Thank you LPD.


hujiko 4 years, 6 months ago

Hang 'em from the bridge like the Vinegar Gang.


vanguard3 4 years, 6 months ago

Give 'em a fair trial and then hang 'em. Make their hanging a public show to serve as a deterrent to others. I say we go Old West on criminals. How come their rights are more important than the law-abiding folks, anyways?


Moderateguy 4 years, 6 months ago

Thank you LPD for your tireless efforts to get these scumbags off the streets. You guys are heroes in my book. Too bad the judicial system isn't up to the job.


puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

judge, not jusge.....i ain't no ghetto-speak


puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

good job lawrence police, now the jusge can let them go on probation like the other drive-thru robber guy. NEAT!


The_Voice_of_Reason 4 years, 6 months ago

Gee I hope they have a previous record... That will def. mean prison time...


David Albertson 4 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations LPD. You finally did your job.


OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years, 6 months ago

Hmmmm. Even if they do get probation, they are going to feel pretty stupid about all the hassle this will bring them over a sandwich, a pizza and probably not even $100 (that they smoked in about 7 minutes).


Kawatchi 4 years, 6 months ago

It's comforting to know that violent criminals wielding firearms can look forward to as many as three years of probation.


Shane Garrett 4 years, 6 months ago

Maybe the outrage against gun violence and light probation sentences will be the next topic on the Joy Behar show with expert analysis by Janeane Garofalo. She reminds me of Velma in scooby-do,


jayhawklawrence 4 years, 6 months ago

If we can't get these armed robbers sent to prison, maybe stoning them is a good alternative.

I don't understand a judge that let's armed robbers go free.

If a citizen shot them in self defense, guess who would be going to prison.

It makes me angry.


JayhawkAlum03 4 years, 6 months ago

Unfortunately, based on the sentence from the other gun-related robbery case in the ljworld today (, it may just get them probation instead of a real punishment.


consumer1 4 years, 6 months ago

Bye bye boys, get ready for the grey bar motel. Using a weapon will get you prison. Ha ha ha ha. enjoy suckers. Speaking of suckers, hope you got yours all ready...


gsxr600 4 years, 6 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.


macon47 4 years, 6 months ago

drugs are us rather do drugs than work but drugs cost money whats a guy supposed to do??


fleeba 4 years, 6 months ago

"apartment complex at 3100 Ousdahl"

is that the new place that isn't even fully complete yet?? It's already going downhill with that type of tenant and it just opened? scary!


Commenting has been disabled for this item.