Lawrence police search for suspect after armed robbery

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Lawrence Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery.

It happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday at La Tiendita, located at 3022 Iowa St., in Lawrence, Kan.

Police say the suspect armed with a handgun approached the clerk and demanded money.

The clerk complied and the suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5'8" tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie style hat, a black hooded sweatshirt and jean jacket.

The clerk told police the suspect spoke in Spanish.

If you recognize the suspect, you are asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or CrimeStoppers at 785-843-8477.

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