SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a pair of parking lot armed robberies and search for a suspect.
At approximately 7:45pm, a woman told police she was unloading her car in the 1400 Block of SW Tyler in Topeka when an older black compact passenger car pulled up next to her. One of the passengers, described as a white male, 20’s, with no facial hair, wearing a dark colored hoodie, pointed a black handgun at her and demanded her purse.
The suspect and vehicle then fled the area. This suspect description matches that given in the robbery at 1801 SW Wanamaker. In that instance, the suspect robbed a woman of her purse as she was walking in the parking lot at 1801 SW Wanamaker.
The suspect then got into a vehicle described as a dark passenger car and fled the area. The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information about these robberies is encouraged to call the Topeka Police.