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Pair from Liberal arrested in Jimmy John’s holdup in west Topeka

Mosley, 29, and Ricks, 25, both of Liberal, KS, were arrested after police say they robbed a Topeka sandwich shop at gunpoint.
Mosley, 29, and Ricks, 25, both of Liberal, KS, were arrested after police say they robbed a Topeka sandwich shop at gunpoint.(Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections)
Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 8:11 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two people from Liberal are behind bars on Monday after an armed robbery Sunday night at a fast-food restaurant on the city’s west side.

According to Topeka police spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker, the holdup occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jimmy John’s restaurant, 1025 S.W. Wanamaker.

Employees told officers that a man and woman entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the staff.

After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the assailants then fled the area in a truck.

The pair later crashed the truck near S.W. Interstate 70 and Valencia Road, just west of Topeka.

The pair fled from the scene on foot, but were tracked down a short time later as officers used a K-9 to assist in the apprehension.

The arrested individuals were identified as Lakeith M. Mosley, 29, and Shelbi P. Ricks, 25.

Mosley was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated robbery; interference with a law enforcement officer; fleeing and attempting to elude; reckless driving; and other offenses.

Ricks was booked the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated robbery and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Liberal is a city in southwest Kansas located about 350 miles from Topeka.

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