Robbery Reported at Fast Food Restaurant

Media Release Date: 

For Immediate Release – May 16th, 2017

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact: Officer Drew Fennelly (785)830-7408;


Robbery Reported at Fast Food Restaurant


On Monday, May 15th, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Lawrence Police Department responded to 1501 W. 23rd Street, Long John Silver’s – A&W, in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Based on investigation it was determined that a black male wearing a red sweatshirt entered the business brandishing an edged weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled the business with an undetermined amount of cash. An employee reported that during the incident he was struck by the suspect, not with the weapon, causing minor injuries that did not require medical attention. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS (8477).