Suspect surrenders to police day after robbery at Lawrence payday loan store

photo by: Dylan Lysen

Lawrence police respond to a report of an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, 2108 W. 27th St., Ste. A1, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

A Lawrence man was arrested Friday on suspicion of an armed robbery Thursday at a Lawrence payday loan store.

Joeseph Michael Splechter, 26, turned himself in to police at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the urging of his family after seeing his image on Lawrence Police Department social media accounts, LPD spokesman Patrick Compton said. Splechter has been booked into the Douglas County Jail, according to the jail’s inmate list.

Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Check Into Cash, 2108 W. 27th St., at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday.

A man allegedly indicated that he was armed with a weapon and demanded money. He then left the business with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot. Police said Friday that all of the money had been recovered or accounted for.

The suspect was described as a white man who was approximately 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7 and 220 pounds. He was seen wearing sunglasses, a plaid shirt and dark outerwear at the time of the incident.

After the incident, police shared images showing the suspect in the store and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

photo by: Contributed photo

A man suspected of an armed robbery in Lawrence on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, is pictured in an image provided by the Lawrence Police Department.

photo by: Contributed photo

A man suspected of an armed robbery in Lawrence on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, is pictured in an image provided by the Lawrence Police Department.

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