Archive for Monday, August 29, 2005

Armed robber hits 7-Eleven

August 29, 2005

Lansing Police are investigating the city's first armed burglary of the year.

The burglary occurred about 5:10 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven, 501 N. Main St.

Police Chief Steve Wayman said a Caucasian female wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue bandana and a white scarf covering her face came into the store and demanded money from the 58-year-old clerk who was on duty. The clerk told police the woman had what appeared to be a handgun in a pocket of the sweatshirt, though it was not shown during the robbery.

The clerk handed over money from the register totaling less than $40, and the robber left on foot. The clerk was not harmed.

Wayman said officers from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department and Leavenworth Police Department assisted in trying to locate the suspect, to no avail.

"We're following up with what we've got," Wayman said, including video from the store's surveillance cameras.

He said police had sent off the video to a crime lab in hopes of enhancing the identity of the robber.

"There's not a lot on it with the way she had her body covered," Wayman said.

Until Sunday, the last armed burglary in the city took place Dec. 21, 2004, at Wood Oil Co., 109 4-H Road. The suspect in that case, a 26-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, is in Leavenworth County Jail awaiting trial Oct. 3 on aggravated robbery and rape charges.

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