Archive for Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Police investigating reported strong-armed robbery near Seventh and Michigan streets

July 20, 2011, 11:36 a.m. Updated July 20, 2011, 3:13 p.m.


Police have found a man in Leavenworth who is a suspect in what was originally reported as a strong-armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning near Seventh and Michigan streets in Lawrence.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said police were called at 11:20 a.m. after a 22-year-old Lawrence man alleged he met a Leavenworth man at a pre-arranged location about the possible sale of a cellphone.

“The Leavenworth man took off running with the phone after obtaining it without force or threat,” Sarna said. “The suspect got into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. The victim returned home to call police.”

No one had been arrested as of Wednesday afternoon, and Sarna said police would forward a copy of the report to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for a decision about whether to file charges.


moot 4 years, 4 months ago

A cellphone? I wonder how much liquor and crack that is going to get them.

Terry Sexton 4 years, 4 months ago

depends on whether or not they can remember the dealer's phone number.

beeshlii 4 years, 4 months ago

sounds like pokey and gummy were out being naughty.

Kontum1972 4 years, 4 months ago

they will be able to track those scum down if they still have the like a beacon.

50YearResident 4 years, 4 months ago

Craigslist is probably where they saw it for sale before stealing it. Always meet in a public place. If not carry self protection means.

Centerville 4 years, 4 months ago

Have you seen that hilarious video of Paco the Chihuahua chasing off two loser armed robbers? Very dangerous situation but it ended in a very amusing way. Those guys have to be mortified.

akt2 4 years, 4 months ago

So now thugs from Leavenworth are decending on Lawrence?

Eugehne Normandin 4 years, 4 months ago

easy prey i guess the seller was not thinking about the scamsand the scum

jafs 4 years, 4 months ago

Why is it a "strong armed" robbery if there was no force or threat involved?

50YearResident 4 years, 4 months ago

It's apparent to the readers that the "thief" is also a weight lifter.

50YearResident 4 years, 4 months ago

Check the Leavenworth Gym to find this perpertrator.

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