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Archive for Saturday, January 16, 2010

Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

No one injured during incident

January 16, 2010

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Police are searching for a man involved in an armed robbery early Saturday morning.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Michael McLaren, officers were dispatched to Kwik Shop, 3440 West Sixth St., about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. The first officer arrived at the scene about a minute later.

The suspect had entered the building through the front door and was armed with a handgun. He demanded cash from the clerk, a 24-year-old Lawrence resident, and then fled the scene.

The suspect was described as a white man, approximately six feet tall and about 190 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket that had horizontal stripes around the shoulders and wrists. The suspect reportedly also had a light blue cloth covering his face.

McLaren said the man took an undetermined amount of money from the clerk and then exited the building and headed east.

The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

Police are still searching for the suspect and ask anyone with information related to the incident to call the police department’s TIPS Hotline at 843-TIPS (8477).

Comments

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

Very well lit store. Great camera positions also. The punk will get caught.

kewlb 4 years, 11 months ago

are people this desperate and stupid these fays to think they will actually get away with crap like this?

1234 4 years, 11 months ago

not good.... clerk's should start packin one of their friends got shot and then these idiots would think twice about doing this....... oh, wait, Kwik shop is a "no concealed" store.

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

not good…. clerk's should start packin one of their friends got shot and then these idiots would think twice about doing this……. oh, wait, Kwik shop is a “no concealed” store.

9 times out of 10 a person robbing a store will not shoot. If a clerk were to reach for a gun the likelyhood of him or her being shot is greater than the robber being shot. I've driven taxi overnight (not in Lawrence) and also have worked as a clerk over night. the key is stay calm and let the camera and police catch them. So a "no concealed" store is a great idea

parrothead8 4 years, 11 months ago

1234 (Anonymous) says… not good…. clerk's should start packin one of their friends got shot and then these idiots would think twice about doing this……. oh, wait, Kwik shop is a “no concealed” store.

Right, because an $8/hour job is worth maybe getting shot because you pull a gun out in front of a nervous criminal. I'd rather hand over the $100 in the register and live.

whiteknight00 4 years, 11 months ago

Are you serious about "no concealed" store is a good idea?? Thats the main place criminals ae starting to look for. Its like a sign just letting the criminals know that the place is safe to rob!! And 9 out of 10 wont shoot..... Is that a fact??? Would you want to trust your life to a criminal. I personaly wont.

ksjayhawk74 4 years, 11 months ago

Maybe Kwik Shop can get some Humane Society workers to do security, they carry guns.

Paula Kissinger 4 years, 11 months ago

No need to risk injury to yourself by doing something stupid like trying to shoot the suspect or trying to take him down yourself. Let the police do their job and you do yours which is to pay attention to the suspect, try to remember details about him and a vehicle he may be driving, hand over the money and notify the police. Who really cares if someone robs the store ? It's the company's money, not yours, and they have insurance. Stay alive to file the police report. The suspect will be caught eventually because criminals are stupid and make mistakes leading to their identity and apprehension.

Randall Barnes 4 years, 11 months ago

JUST LIKE A DOMINOS DRIVER CARRYING A GUN, HE GOT FIRED WHEN HE PROTECTED HIS LIFE. NO CONCEALED,,,,,WHO IS THIS FOR DO YOU THINK CRIMINALS ARE GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ????,,WELL BACK IN THE DAY I WAS ROBBED AT GUN POINT,I CALLED THE POLICE AND NOW I HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR MAKING A FALSE STATMENT FOR THE LOSS OF ONLY 12 DOLLARS SO IF YOU WORK IN A KWICK SHOP OR DELIVER PIZZA I URGE YOU TO CARRY & CONCEAL,AND SHOOT ANYONE THAT TRYS TO ROB YOU.BECAUSE LKPD WHEN THEY CAN'T FIND THE GUY THEY COME AFTER YOU.

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

whiteknight00 (Anonymous) says…

Are you serious about “no concealed” store is a good idea?? Thats the main place criminals ae starting to look for. Its like a sign just letting the criminals know that the place is safe to rob!! And 9 out of 10 wont shoot….. Is that a fact??? Would you want to trust your life to a criminal. I personaly wont.

Have you ever worked a job like that? You are right most are nervous so if you just hand over the money they will leave. Once again and read carefully "YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SHOT IF YOU JUST HAND OVER THE MONEY. yOU REACH FOR A GUN OR MAKE ANY SUDDEN MOVEMENT THEN GUESS WHAT? BANG BANG YOUR DEAD"!!!!!!!

lawthing 4 years, 11 months ago

worlds dumbest criminal?

Everyone knows the Kwik shop dont keep no money in their register

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

rando1965 (Anonymous) says…

just like a dominos driver carrying a gun, he got fired when he protected his life. no concealed,,,,,who is this for do you think criminals are going to pay attention to this ????,,well back in the day i was robbed at gun point,i called the police and now i have a criminal record for making a false statment for the loss of only 12 dollars so if you work in a kwick shop or deliver pizza i urge you to carry & conceal,and shoot anyone that trys to rob you.because lkpd when they can't find the guy they come after you.

first and foremost they don't really need the clerks description. There are cameras in every store. The robber tells on themselves.

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

PitBullGrandma (Anonymous) says…

No need to risk injury to yourself by doing something stupid like trying to shoot the suspect or trying to take him down yourself. Let the police do their job and you do yours which is to pay attention to the suspect, try to remember details about him and a vehicle he may be driving, hand over the money and notify the police. Who really cares if someone robs the store ? It's the company's money, not yours, and they have insurance. Stay alive to file the police report. The suspect will be caught eventually because criminals are stupid and make mistakes leading to their identity and apprehension.

Well said!

1234 4 years, 11 months ago

Sorry, but the "Nervous criminal" wouldnt have to think about going bang bang.... If im at gun point im not thinking about remembering what he/she looks like, or what they ware wearing. The cops could see for themselves when they got there and the camera could tell my story for me. And so what if I get shot in the process.... atleast I stood up for myself because who knows the idiot may have shot me anyway. Obviously they are not in the right frame of mind to be putting someone at gun point anyway. I would bet money that if someone put a stop to just one of these idiots they would think twice about doing this... That is if there is not a "ROB ME" sign posted on the door.

Randall Barnes 4 years, 11 months ago

1986 THE PHILLIPS 66 AT 25TH AND IOWA WAS ROBBED THE CLERK HANDED OVER THE BANK BAG AND WAS STILL SHOT. I KNOW I WAS AT THE 7-11 THAT WAS WHERE PRO CUTS IS AT NOW.AND THE CLERK RAN INTO THE STORE AND FELL ON THE FLOOR AND THE SUSPECT STILL HAS NOT BEEN CAUGHT.14 YEARS LATER. AWESOME JOB LKPD.

whiteknight00 4 years, 11 months ago

Lionheart-

Yes I have worked a job like that, in a much LARGER town than Lawrence. All im saying is you are hoping you have a "good" criminal robbing you. Are you going to trust a criminal with a gun?? Your life is in that persons hands. And I realy wish the people putting up the "no guns" signs would see that they are actualy endangering the lives of honest citizens

50YearResident 4 years, 11 months ago

If we all thought like this it would be a free for all at the quick shops. Just walk in and ask for the money. The clerk will empty the register then lay on the floor and tie himself up and say "Thank you for shopping at Quick Shop" as you walk out with the money.

PitBullGrandma (Anonymous) says…

No need to risk injury to yourself by doing something stupid like trying to shoot the suspect or trying to take him down yourself. Let the police do their job and you do yours which is to pay attention to the suspect, try to remember details about him and a vehicle he may be driving, hand over the money and notify the police. Who really cares if someone robs the store ? It's the company's money, not yours, and they have insurance. Stay alive to file the police report. The suspect will be caught eventually because criminals are stupid and make mistakes leading to their identity and apprehension

50YearResident 4 years, 11 months ago

"Who really cares if someone robs the store ?"

Pit bull: We do, the law abiding citizens.

Paula Kissinger 4 years, 11 months ago

My comments were made as a former manager of a convenience store where employees are told to just give the suspect what they want as your life and the lives of others that might be in the store are more important than the money as it is insured.

As a former law enforcement officer I know that the less confrontation a citizen (convenience store clerk) has with a suspect the better the chance is of the citizen not getting hurt. There, of course, will always be the ultra-stupid, mentally ill or chemically altered criminal that will harm people anyway without provocation, but usually, if someone being robbed cooperates they will not be harmed.

The concealed carry law states where an individual who has a permit may carry and store owners have the right to allow or disallow firearms in their businesses. Criminals believe they can do what they want and do so. People have the right to protect themselves within the confines of the law. If you want to carry a firearm illegally as a convenience store employee and shoot a robbery suspect then you will have to answer for the fallout. Have you never seen where criminals shot by persons illegally carrying weapons sue even though they were carrying illegals firearms themselves ? It is ridiculous but it happens and causes legal problems and financial disasters for those sued...the citizen just trying to protect themselves.

Again, these are the laws and if you people don't like them (as I don't) remember this when you are voting next time. The only way to change these laws is to change the people who make them or who can change them. Personally, I'd like to see the convenience store clerks blow these people away...one less dirtball for all of us to have to deal with.

50YearResident 4 years, 11 months ago

OK, Thanks for the explanation of your coments. The post came across as: Nobody cares if the store gets robbed because the insurance company will reimberse the loss and no one is out anything. We can't give robbers confidence to rob freely by being complacient can we?

lionheart72661 4 years, 11 months ago

well I can see Lawrence is full of tough guys and super heros. Let me tell those of you this. You never really know what you are going to do until it happens. You tough guys and super heros out there would probably cry and hand over the money anyway. Yes i drove taxi at night in a way larger city than Lawrence. So sit back and think "What would I really do"??? And yes store clerks are trained to hand over the money. There are also signs on the door that says "SURVEILANCE CAMERAS 24 HOURS" and no more than $30.00 in drawer. And sorry to say that some do get shot anyway but once again read slowly....You are less likely to get shot if you hand over the money

somebodynew 4 years, 11 months ago

Just to stoke the fire- in KC just yesterday, there were two attempted robberies where the "victims" had their own weapons.

Neither one was sucessful. In one 2 perps were shot and in the other the robber ran off (unknown if he was hit).

Now that is gun control!!!!

igby 4 years, 11 months ago

Hand him his butt with holes in it! Using a gun to rob a poor clerk working to live!

There is no justice when the world is full of people like this!

America is not worth a single life anymore! Who would want to save a society like this?

puddleglum 4 years, 11 months ago

c'mon man!

who cares how much money is in the register or whose life is worth whatever?

If someone threatens you, start shooting-let god sort it out.

jumpstart79 4 years, 11 months ago

The clerk is 24...pretty sure he's the one who cares exactly how much his life is worth. And I guarantee that it's worth a lot more than the amount of money in the drawer.

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