Armed robbery reported on Lawrence’s southwest side

An armed robbery was reported Thursday afternoon on the southwest side of Lawrence, police records show.

At 2:56 p.m., 15 officers responded to the 2500 block of West 31st Street for a report of an armed robbery, according to Lawrence Police Department incident logs.

On Thursday Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said she could not offer additional details on the incident because the robbery had just been reported and was still under investigation.

On Friday, Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly confirmed an armed robbery did, in fact, take place. However, he said he could not immediately release additional information.

This is the fifth reported armed robbery since late November. So far no arrests shown in the Douglas County Jail booking logs bear an incident number matching the reported robberies.

Fennelly said Thursday afternoon’s armed robbery is not believed to be connected to any other robberies in Lawrence. However, investigators are looking into whether a Nov. 19 armed robbery at Woody’s Gas Express, 920 N. Second St., and a Nov. 25 attempted robbery at Miller Mart, 2301 Wakarusa Drive, are connected.