TPD releases surveillance pics from tobacco shop robbery

Surveillance images from a robbery at Elite Tobacco and Vape shop, 4004 SW Huntoon, on December 5, 2017. (Source: Topeka Police Dept.)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Dept. released a pair of pictures of an armed robbery at a smoke shop late Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say the suspect went into Elite Tobacco and Vape shop, at 4004 SW Huntoon, around 4:15 p.m., flashed a weapon and proceeded to rob the store. He then took off on foot, heading northeast.

The suspect is described as a black man, approx. 6'1" tall, with a large build. He was reportedly wearing black shows with white soles, a gray hoodie with white markings on the chest, and blue shorts.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Topeka Police Criminal Investgiation Bureau at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.