Archive for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Police need your help identifying suspected criminals

Police released a surveillance video from a September 21 burglary at Royal Crest Lanes. The two suspects took some money and caused a lot of damage to the property.

September 30, 2009


A picture taken from a surveillance camera of two men accused by police of breaking into Royal Crest Lanes.

A picture taken from a surveillance camera of two men accused by police of breaking into Royal Crest Lanes.

A picture taken from a surveillance camera of two men accused by police of breaking into Royal Crest Lanes.

A picture taken from a surveillance camera of two men accused by police of breaking into Royal Crest Lanes.

Police released surveillance pictures Wednesday of two men they believe broke into a Lawrence bowling alley.

The burglary occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa, said Sgt. Bill Cory, Lawrence police spokesman. The pictures show the men walking into the business.

Cory said a small amount of cash was stolen and "a lot of damage" was done to an ATM machine and video games inside the business.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the burglary should call Crimestoppers at 843-TIPS.


Stuart Evans 8 years, 7 months ago

It appears to be morons. I've seen their kind before. While hard to initially identify, you can quickly confirm by knowing that they broke into a bowling alley to steal money.

Once again criminals. you could get a very simple part time job and make more money with less risk and effort.

meggers 8 years, 7 months ago

I think that's Larry and Darryl. The other Darryl was busy watching an infomercial about a portable smoker that cleverly attaches to the roll bar on a pick-up truck. He bought one, too.

remember_username 8 years, 7 months ago

Their eyes are glowing - you'd think they'd be easy to identify.

classclown 8 years, 7 months ago

Could these be the two involved in robbing the pizza delivery guy? A darker-skinned man and a white man?

Flap Doodle 8 years, 7 months ago

It's a relief to find out that autie's kin aren't involved.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

"It appears to be morons. I've seen their kind before."

The longer-haired variant is often confused with the "hippie" humanoid. However, the hippies are not generally nocturnal and will sometimes work for money alongside other hippies (pizza parlors, cannabis growing operations, and trading in hand-made goods such as bees wax candles and Navajo tampons). Morons only work for short periods of time and are more prone to knucklehead activities of the sort depicted in these photos.

Autie: full-blooded morons cannot distinguish between smoke alarms, sprinkler heads and security cameras. Otherwise they would have acknowledged the camera, not by waving, but by moooning. Little known fact: morons typically go "commando" so as to more readily facilitate "full moon" moonings.

Stuart Evans 8 years, 7 months ago

"It may still be objected that moron parents are likely to have imbecile or idiot children. There is not much evidence that this is the case. The danger is probably negligible." - Wiki.


Christine Anderson 8 years, 7 months ago

Navajo tampons? How do these differ from the kind sold in grocery stores? LOL I was going to offer up my second ex-husband as one of them, but nah, the two on the video are too young and too skinny to be him. Damn! It would be helpful for some of us with middle-aged vision if the photos could be enlarged. Is this possible?

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

We have a winner!

And who is Robert known to hang out with?

igby 8 years, 7 months ago

Theses' may be the same thugs that robbed the Pizza driver at 7th and 1400, last night. Description is the same. They could be staying at the college motel. Just a thought!

BigPrune 8 years, 7 months ago

Web photos are too low resolution. The LPD needs a web page with high resolution photos on it, then the paper could post a link. Just a thought.

tuna2dog 8 years, 7 months ago

wait until you find an intruder in your home and you call the police and they send him on his merry way down the he was sleepwalking into my you think these guys are sleepwalkers or zombies?

misslawrence 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm CRACKIN UP at how they show their faces,,,AND THEN PUT THEIR 'MASKS' on!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

John Spencer 8 years, 7 months ago

Was the door unlocked? It looks undamaged and they walked right in.

LA_Ex 8 years, 7 months ago

Why is it so hard for businesses to buy decent cameras? Spend a little more money on security and it would be a lot easier to identify these clowns.

Joe Hyde 8 years, 7 months ago

Presumably, the surveillance camera is an automatic version that is activated by an ultrasonic motion detector. Standard setup. However, I'm curious how the camera manages to follow the burglars as the move about: watch the image and you will see the camera pans right to left. An ordinary fixed-lens surveillance camera doesn't do that.

This makes me wonder if the footage showing these men entering the door has been edited from the original prior to its release to the public. If so, such editing would involve the completed zoom/pan using only a portion of the camera's original image field -- an enlargement process which alone would aggravate the graininess of the image.

Or, perhaps the surveillance camera was being operated by a security company employee sitting in a remote location, someone who used a toggle to pan the lens on these suspects as they moved to the side immediately after entering the door.

I'm also curious why neither suspect appears to be holding any sort of pry tool. It looks like they simply walked unimpeded through an unlocked door. This suggests that the door may have been deliberately left unlocked in advance of their arrival. Perhaps one of the suspects himself defeated the lock during an earlier visit to the bowling alley that day? Or maybe an accomplice left it unlocked for their benefit?

And this being an early-hour burglary, I can only presume that the reason why both men felt a need to don a masks was to prevent the ATM's camera from taking a close-up photo of their faces as they banged away on it. Point being, this was a burglary, not an armed robbery where staff and customers are present. So, why wear masks?

Perhaps the bowling alley has additional automatic surveillance cameras mounted elsewhere in the interior? But if that's true, then donning those masks indicates that the suspects had cased the bowling alley ahead of time and were already aware that extra cameras were present in the areas they intended to hit (video arcade machines, main cash register and ATM machine).

Tricky to make out in infrared light, but the first man through the door appears to be of mixed-race origin, or perhaps he's straight Hispanic, Oriental or Asian Pacific, something like that. The second man through looks to be Caucasian. Both wearing glasses, both of stocky build.

It might profit the police to circulate this video, or stills from it, to all discount eyeglass providers inside a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Chances are these guys did not acquire their eyeglasses by the generally more expensive means of going to an opthamologist.

BigPrune 8 years, 7 months ago

They look like they are related, like they're brothers. Their builds are similar though the one guy is balding. Who knows?

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