Armed home-invasion robbery reported in Lawrence’s Oread Neighborhood
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Gun-wielding suspects reportedly invaded a home and robbed two people inside Wednesday night in Lawrence’s Oread Neighborhood.
Police were dispatched about 9:40 p.m. to a robbery in the 1500 block of Kentucky Street, Officer Shawn Gross of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email to media Thursday morning.
A witness initially reported that suspects armed with guns robbed someone outside a residence then fled, Gross said.
When police arrived, they determined that the suspects had encountered the victim in the doorway, then went inside — where there was a second person — and committed the robbery, Gross said.
The victims knew one of the suspects, Gross said.
He said the police department’s investigation is ongoing.