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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

A man with a gun robbed the North Lawrence Sonic early Sunday morning. The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash and personal property.

January 24, 2010, 12:35 a.m. Updated January 24, 2010, 1:12 a.m.

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Police are searching for a suspect in a North Lawrence armed robbery that occurred early Sunday morning.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, officers were dispatched to Sonic, 1003 N. Third St., just after midnight.

Two employees were inside the business at the time of the incident. The suspect was described as a black man about 5 feet 5 inches and around 150 pounds.

He was wearing a black scarf around part of his face, which the employees said was pitted or weathered-looking. The suspect was also wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, black pants and boots. He was armed with an unknown kind of firearm.

The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash and personal property before fleeing the scene on foot.

He was last seen headed southbound after the incident. Officers were searching the surrounding area for the suspect and any evidence that may have been dropped.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Lawrence police at 830-7430 or Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.

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Comments

Randall Barnes 4 years, 11 months ago

TY LJW FOR LETTING THE COMMUNITY KNOW. THIS MEANS A LOT ALMOST AS GOOD AS ARMSTRONGS LANDING ON THE MOON.... YES I MEAN IT THAT WAY.

Sunny Parker 4 years, 11 months ago

Because the community organizer can't produce what he promised!

kidscount 4 years, 11 months ago

kufungurl-

Wow! you are about as ignorant as they come! This has nothing to do with race. Plenty of white, native, mexicans and other races doing sh*t against the law. PURE IGNORANCE! On your part!!!!

Jersey_Girl 4 years, 11 months ago

kufungurl - the same reason many other people can't get jobs these days; there aren't that many to be had.

grammaddy 4 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like Louiie and company are back in business!

notanoobhere 4 years, 11 months ago

Im sure he just left Allstars a popular place with young men who come from a fine upbringing, he needed to get some cash back to his babys mama she gots to have her fix.

Joe Hyde 4 years, 11 months ago

Very glad no Sonic employees were shot during this holdup.

A number of Lawrence businesses are as vulnerable as this Sonic drive-in, in terms of conducting many cash transactions during late night/early morning hours. So I hope this robbery is "useful" in that other businesses will review their door entry procedures.

In businesses where employees must walk in and out the door a lot, it might help to install "card swipe" electronic door locks, or push-button combination locks. Both types of locks can be re-carded or re-programmed for fresh combinations on a regular basis. Such door lock devices would at least keep a robber from casually walking through the entry and confronting the night manager at gunpoint to grab the evening's accumulated cash.

puddleglum 4 years, 11 months ago

tuh

tuh

tuh

tuh

topeka? there, I said it.

notanoobhere 4 years, 11 months ago

Put the card swipes and key pads at the turnpike exit, no topeka or kc lil gangsters welcome.

bigdave 4 years, 11 months ago

notanoobhere (Anonymous) says… Put the card swipes and key pads at the turnpike exit, no topeka or kc lil gangsters welcome.


Or pay a thug tax!!!!!!!

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