Police investigating robbery at Kwik Shop in central Topeka

Police are investigating an early-morning attempted robbery on Thursday at the Kwik Shop, 1700 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Police early Thursday are looking for a suspect in the robbery of a
central Topeka convenience store.

Officers were called around 3:45 a.m. to the Kwik Shop at 1700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., where the incident was reported.

Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said an individual entered the store, displayed a gun and stole an item.

The assailant then left the store. Initial reports indicated he was last seen behind the Kansas Tire business across the street north from the Kwik Shop in the 1600 block of S.W. Topeka Boulevard.

Police units, including a K-9 officer, responded to the scene and set up a perimeter in the area as they searched for the individual. However, the assailant hadn't been located as of 8 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

Additional details weren't immediiately avaialble.

Anyone with information may call Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.