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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fourth JoCo convenience store robbed in eight days

Posted: February 20, 2013 - 3:09am
Updated: February 20, 2013 - 1:24pm

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Shawnee Police are investigating the armed robbery of another area convenience store, the fourth such robbery in eight day's time. Links to earlier stories can be found below.

Officers were dispatched to the QuikTrip, 11915 Johnson Drive, at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday. The store is located on the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Quivira Road.

Police say a male suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun. The suspect ordered the clerk to give him the money out of the cash register, the clerk complied and the suspect left in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'2" tall and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ski mask or bandanna and sunglasses.

Officers searched the area with a K-9 but, were unable to locate a suspect.

No injuries were reported.

This morning's robbery is the fourth armed robbery of a Johnson County convenience store in the last eight days. The first was reported February 12th in Shawnee [link]. The next two both occurred in Overland Park on February 16th [link] and 17th [link]. Shawnee Police say they continue to investigate the possibility that this robbery is related to other robberies that have occurred recently in the Johnson County area.

Anyone with information on this morning's incident is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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