Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Suspect in two Lawrence convenience store robberies arrested and charged

November 28, 2012, 12:32 p.m. Updated November 28, 2012, 4:13 p.m.


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.

A 35-year-old Maryland man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with the recent robberies of two Lawrence convenience stores.

Daniel C. Cisneros, of Elkton, Md., was charged with a Sunday night robbery of the Zarco 66 convenience, 1500 E. 23rd St., as well as the attempted robbery of the Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said officers followed leads Tuesday that eventually led them to the suspect, who was staying with relatives in the 1700 block of Gennessee Street.

Witnesses reported similar behaviors in both cases, in which a white man wearing a hat with the West Virginia University logo confronted employees and demanded money. In the Sunday robbery, no weapon was displayed. In the Monday attempt, the man put his hand under his shirt, giving the impression he had a weapon. Employees in the Monday attempt refused to give the man money, and he fled.

According to court documents from the state of Maryland, Cisneros pleaded guilty in 2009 to theft of less than $1,000 and was placed on probation. The man also received a traffic ticket on Nov. 17 in Maryland for driving without a license.

Police obtained, and released to the public, surveillance photos in both cases.

Bond was set at $10,000.

Robbery is a level-5 person felony in Kansas, and, depending on someone's criminal history, a conviction could result in up to 136 months in prison.

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Clickker 5 years, 5 months ago

His relatives flipped him, no doubt after seeing the vid.

08Champs 5 years, 5 months ago

Methinks that you already know it's in East Lawrence - and you're implying something. Perhaps stereotyping about people in East Lawrence? Yes, this guy committed a crime - and got a few bucks for his trouble. Do you want to list the addresses of Tom and Charlotte Blubaugh? Ben Kirtland? Let me remind you. REALLY nice houses, NOT in East Lawrence. But they and a few friends stole millions of dollars. Just a local/recent example. Sorry they don't fit your profile. But a lot of exceptionally horrible criminals don't - Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Madoff come to mind.

Sheryl Wiggins 5 years, 5 months ago

uh I don't know where Gennessee Street is, is it possible that Murph912 doesn't either?

parrothead8 5 years, 5 months ago

It's almost as if Google Maps doesn't exist or something.

Paul R Getto 5 years, 5 months ago

Some steal with guns. Others use their brief cases. The latter usually get a bigger haul and lighter sentence.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 5 months ago

The potential for something to go horribly wrong is much higher when a gun is involved. As a matter of public policy, we should be seeking ways to lessen that risk and have chosen to punish the gun toting thief more severely as a means to that end.

Jean1183 5 years, 5 months ago

I didn't know there was a Gennessee St. in Lawrence. I thought maybe there was a typo error and it was suppose to be Tennessee St. The G and the T keys are under/over each other.

somedude20 5 years, 5 months ago

"Police arrested a 35-year-old Maryland man.......The man also received a traffic ticket on Nov. 17 in Maryland for driving without a license."

What in the Flying Fork does it matter about East Lawrence, he does not live there? It is called reading comprehension, folks!!! Learn it, live it and love it!!!!

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 5 months ago

Why to go LPD, THANKS , Don't get many kudo's for doing your job each and every day

Steve Jacob 5 years, 5 months ago

Relatives take you in and you do this, i'd turn him in too.

Quantrillsfolley 5 years, 5 months ago

WOW. And he wasn't even from Topeka. Amazing.

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