Archive for Friday, December 23, 2011

Douglas County prosecutors charge two juveniles in armed robbery

December 23, 2011, 10:35 a.m. Updated December 23, 2011, 3:47 p.m.


Douglas County prosecutors Friday charged two juvenile suspects who were apprehended Thursday in connection with a reported armed robbery at a Lawrence apartment.

District Attorney Charles Branson said Friday prosecutors had charged each juvenile with two counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of conspiracy. He said both juveniles are 17 years old.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a resident in an apartment in the 1900 block of Stewart Avenue alleged two suspects robbed him and three other people, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman. The victim told police one of the suspects was armed with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun and that they took cash and a laptop computer from the apartment.

No injuries were reported.

About six hours later, officers took two suspects into custody after one suspect was spotted near Ninth and Iowa streets, police said. Branson said the two boys will have detention hearings next week.


classclown 5 years, 11 months ago

What is there to mull? If there's evidence, charge them.

kansasredlegs 5 years, 11 months ago

Mulling over whether there will be a case to prosecute the robbers if the "victims" refuse to testify about the robbers if the "victims" get prosecuted for the drugs which were stolen. Must be mulling over "immunity" for the "victim" drug dealers.

Come on, you really think 2 juveniles went in there with a reported shotgun to steal a laptop? My guess is it was a drug / cash ripoff, but also just picked up a few trinkets on the way out too.

dlkrm 5 years, 11 months ago

We need new prosecutors if there's any question. Sawed-off shotgun, armed robbery? They should know better and if they don't, their time in the clink can help them learn.

Mark Currie 5 years, 11 months ago

Shotgun with barrel less than 18" is an NFA crime & Federal authorities should be called in too.

goodcountrypeople 5 years, 11 months ago

Douglas County prosecutors have such great judgment too--haha. In other words, right up there with Texas on the prosecutorial misconduct gauge. Absolutely no moral qualms about supporting KU cops in cases where obvious law enforcement misconduct and brutal civil rights violations are involved. It's enough to make anyone from civilization detest incompetent, thuggish-minded Kansans. "Making others the butt of our ignorance every day" should become the new state motto. Just too blind, base, and badly programmed to realize the way they hurt innocent people they have zero to offer to. Don't want to play in your drama, so kindly don't assign me any of your choice insulting roles. No grain of integrity or decency to be found among that whole inept crowd down on 11th Street.

irvan moore 5 years, 11 months ago

if they are old enough to rob somebody at gunpoint they are old enough to go to jail

Flap Doodle 5 years, 11 months ago

If the miscreants had a sawed-off shotgun shorter than the legal limit, then the Feds get a crack at 'em.

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