Archive for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Police searching for suspect in robbery of Sonic on 6th St.

May 29, 2012


Lawrence police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Sonic Drive-In, 3201 W. Sixth St., at knife point last Saturday.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said officers were called about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to Sonic where employees reported a man fled from the rear of the business with money he had taken by force after brandishing a knife. Police canvassed the area and interviewed witnesses but have not yet made any arrests in the case.

The suspect was described as a white man with hazel eyes, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall weighing about 175 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a gray, hooded jacket, jeans, and low-cut, white athletic shoes, Murphree said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 785-832-7509 or the Douglas County Crime Stoppers tips hotline at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

In other incidents over the holiday weekend, a 49-year-old Independence, Mo., man was arrested early Monday after a woman was injured in a domestic battery incident.

Murphree said the woman called 911 about 1:43 a.m. from a room at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. The man was arrested, but according to jail records he was released when prosecutors did not file formal charges Tuesday afternoon.

The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged.

In a separate incident early Tuesday, a large display window at Waxman Candles, 609 Mass., valued at $1,000 was damaged after a disturbance in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street. Police arrested a 22-year-old Overland Park man about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday on a criminal damage charge, but he was released after prosecutors did not file charges Tuesday afternoon.


Flap Doodle 5 years, 12 months ago

Prosecutors made it Get Out of Jail Free week?

Rick Aldrich 5 years, 12 months ago

Last Saturday? that's right today is Sunday. little late ljw, hope they catch the scum bag low life.

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