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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Man with an ax handle holds up Shawnee convenience store

Posted: January 25, 2020 - 5:58 a.m.

Shawnee Police are investigating after a man armed with an ax handle held up the 7-Eleven convenience store just off Interstate 435 at Midland Drive late Friday.

Officers from Shawnee, Lenexa, and Johnson County Parks Police responded on the call
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Officers were called to the business at 16675 Midland Drive just before 11 p.m.

Recorded radio traffic indicates a man entered the business and threatened the clerk with an ax handle. The clerk reportedly gave the suspect cash and cigarettes.

A K-9 from the Lenexa Police Department was called in to assist with a search of the area. The suspect was not located during the K-9 search.

A Lenexa Police K-9 was called in to assist with a search for the suspect.
Officers stand near the front of the business as the Lenexa K-9 searched for the suspect

Radio traffic described the suspect as a white male with red hair. He was last seen wearing a blue ‘Colorado’ hoodie. The clerk told officers that he left the business on foot and was walking east.

Officers from Johnson County Park Police along with officers and a K-9 from the Lenexa Police Department assisted with the search for a suspect.

No other details were immediately available. Check back with this report for updates as more information becomes available.

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