Topeka Man, Posed As Gun Dealer, Booked For Aggravated Assault

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a 22 year old Topeka man is now in custody after being booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and aggravated robbery.

Colin Michael Johansen was booked into the Shawnee County Jail just before 11 p.m Friday.

Johansen allegedly posed as a gun recall employee to gain entry to a residential home on Wednesday.

Johansen was also charged in November of 2011 for one count of solicitation of an undercover officer to commit robbery of an American Cash Exchange at 501 Ft. Riley Blvd. in Riley, KS.

In a press release to 13 News on Wednesday, the Shawnee County Sheriff's office stated a man attempted a burglary early Wednesday morning in the 1800 block of SW Stutley Rd, claiming he worked for a gun recall company.

The victim says the man asked if her husband had recently purchased a gun, then pulled out a gun himself and forced his way inside the home.

The woman was able to get away and run to a neighbor's home for help.

Witnesses told authorities they saw a small, late model four-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus, silver or grey in color, speeding away from the area. The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 5’8” tall, with dark brown hair and a thin build. He was wearing a tool belt.