TPD Officer Captures Kwik Shop Robbery Suspect

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Topeka Police News Release:

Shortly before 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a man entered the Kwik Shop at 2277 SW 10th in Topeka and robbed the business of miscellaneous items. The man ran from the store and got into a vehicle and fled the scene eastbound between 10th and 11th.

An officer with the Topeka Police Department was in the parking lot at the time of the incident, and noticed the suspicious activity. When the car attempted to flee the scene, the officer followed the vehicle and attempted to make a stop.

The vehicle came to a halt, and the suspect fled from the vehicle. After a brief foot chase, the officer was able to take the man into custody.

Steven Bayless, age 52 of Wichita, was booked in on robbery, theft, and obstruction in connection with this incident.