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