Archive for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Police respond to reported Kwik Shop robbery

November 27, 2012, 12:58 a.m. Updated November 27, 2012, 2:38 p.m.

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Surveillance camera photo of a suspect in a Sunday night robbery at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St.

Surveillance camera photo of a suspect in a Sunday night robbery at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St.

Suspect in a Monday evening robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd Street.

Suspect in a Monday evening robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd Street.

Suspect in a Monday evening robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd Street.

Suspect in a Monday evening robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd Street.

Lawrence police responded to a reported robbery attempt at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St., at 11:55 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect approached two employees with his hand under his shirt, indicating he may have had a weapon. The man demanded money, but the employees refused. The suspect left empty handed and may have driven off in a white sport utility vehicle.

The suspect was described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 25 to 30 years old, with reddish brown hair and a thin beard.

This was the second reported gas-station robbery in the area over the last two nights. A white male was reported to have robbed the Zarco 66 convenience store, 1500 E. 23rd St., Sunday evening.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said "the description and behavior of the suspect in both incidents is very similar." Surveillance photos from both crimes show the suspect wearing the same hat, which appears to be gray with the "WV" West Virginia University logo on it.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or the TIPS Hotline at 843-TIPS(8477).

Callers to the TIPS Hotline can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash award for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for these crimes.

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Comments

grammaddy 2 years, 8 months ago

Just like the fire-starter over on the other side of town,.I'm betting this is someone in the neighborhood.

kernal 2 years, 8 months ago

Is it the lights in the store, or is the suspect really a red head? If so, that should narrow the prospects down.

Amy Heeter 2 years, 8 months ago

How can you even tell? The picture sucks.

somebodynew 2 years, 8 months ago

arti- just like most of these types of stores, you notice the camera is pointed to watch THE HELP, not any bad guys/girls. That would be a great picture if the help were pocketing money, but not so much for catching a good pic of a robber.

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