MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - On Wednesday at approximately 2:40AM a male suspect entered the Dara’s Convenience Store located at 1816 Claflin Road Manhattan, Kansas armed with a weapon. The suspect demanded that the store clerk hand over money from the cash register. After obtaining the money the suspect also demanded that the clerk hand over his vehicle keys.
After being provided the vehicle keys the suspect exited the business and entered the clerk’s vehicle. Suspect was last seen fleeing the area operating the clerk’s white in color 1995 Chevrolet Pickup.
At approximately 8:45AM a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper located the white in color 1995 Chevrolet Pickup abandoned in the 6600 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. This location is a few miles north of Manhattan.
The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 5’7”, and having a slender build. The suspect was wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt with the words “FIT HAPPENS” written on the front of the sweatshirt in white lettering. Additionally, the suspect was wearing torn blue jeans, black and white sneakers, reflective sunglasses, and a black face wrap/mask. The suspect was also armed with a black in color semi-auto handgun.
The Riley County Police Department asks those with information about this incident please contact RCPD at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.