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Suspects sought in two more robberies
Lawrence police are on the lookout for two suspects involved in two robberies late Tuesday, including one who hit a woman in the head as he made off with her purse. The incidents took place within 15 minutes from each other - but police believe the incidents are unrelated. A 25-year-old woman was vacuuming her car at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at the RACO Car Wash, 2828 Iowa, when the suspect grabbed the purse. The woman tried to grab her purse, but the suspect hit her in the side of the head and fled to the east. He is described as a white male in his late 20s or 30s with short brown hair and 6-feet-1-inch tall. He was wearing white khaki shorts, a green shirt and a white ball cap. The victim estimated her loss at $294.The Walgreens store at 400 W. 23rd St., was robbed at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday. Police said suspect lunged across a counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. A witness saw the suspect get into a vehicle driven by another unidentified person. The suspect is described in his late 20s to 30s, about 5-foot-9-inches tall, about 185 pounds. He has a small frame, very short hair and was last seen wearing a T-shirt and white tennis shoes.Burglaries and thefts reported¢ Some $2,160 in compact discs and a case were reported stolen by a 31-year-old Lawrence man from the 1300 block of Rhode Island. The items were stolen from the victim's car between 3 and 8 a.m. Sunday. Injury accidents¢ Three Lawrence residents were involved in an injury accident at 6:53 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Ky. street. Cheryl L. Soza, 60, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry when she tried to make a left turn into the St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot. As she made the turn, she was hit by another northbound vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Corolla, driven by Stewart M. Cooper, 27. Cooper was injured but treated at the scene.Soza was cited for making an improper left turn from the outside lane.Emergency callsLawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:¢ Motor vehicle accident, 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, 800 County Road 1061, Eudora.¢ Oil or combustible liquid spill, 9:23 a.m. Tuesday, 2400 Iowa.¢ Motor vehicle accident, 12:01 p.m. Tuesday Wakarusa Drive and West 18th Street.¢ Motor vehicle accident, 6:32 p.m. Tuesday, 1506 W. 22nd Terrace.¢ Unauthorized burning, 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, 2341 Mass.¢ Coroner scene investigation, 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, 325 Maine.