Topeka A Topeka police officer had no problem identifying a suspect in an early-morning holdup at a convenience store. She was standing several hours later along a downtown street watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — wearing the same distinctive outfit shown on surveillance tape from the crime scene.
WIBW-AM reported that the 26-year-old woman was taken into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of aggravated robbery, assault and property damage.
Authorities believe she entered a Kwik Shop around 3:30 Thursday morning holding a screwdriver and demanded money from a clerk. A person who tried to stop her was hit with a baseball bat.
Surveillance tape showed her leaving the store in a bright blue warm-up suit with a broad yellow stripe — the same attire the officer noticed along the parade route hours later.