Archive for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Police investigating armed robbery at Lawrence fast food restaurant

May 16, 2017, 9:46 a.m. Updated May 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.


Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Lawrence fast food restaurant Monday night.

Around 8:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to Long John Silver’s and A&W; restaurant at 1501 W. 23rd St. for the reported robbery.

Earlier the suspect, described as a black man in a red sweatshirt, had entered the business, brandished an “edged weapon” and demanded money, the Lawrence Police Department said in a news release. During the incident the suspect allegedly hit an employee, though not with the weapon. He then fled the scene with cash.

None by Lawrence Police

The employee suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention, the release said.

Tuesday afternoon Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly said it is too early in the investigation to know if this robbery is related to any others in Lawrence. He said additional information was not available.

As of Tuesday afternoon no arrests in the Douglas County Jail’s online booking logs appeared to match the reported robbery.

An investigation into the robbery is ongoing, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 785-843-8447.


Clark Coan 1 year ago

The last time I had a fish dinner there, I swore I would never go back. Yuck!

Clara Westphal 1 year ago

I hope the police catch this thug. Lawrence sure has changed and not for the better.

Russell Fryberger 1 year ago

Was he a thug in training? I mean who'd rob LJS? I haven't seen more than 2 cars at a time there in years. They either need to go back to their 1980's menu or close.

Andy Craig 1 year ago

I feel like I'm robbed of a good meal every time I go there.

Louis Kannen 1 year ago

Wish I'd been there when this ham-fisted, obese, miserable excuse for a member of the human race started swinging at the server...

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