November 20, 2013

On November 20, 2013 at approximately 2:40AM a male 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.

An additional press release regarding the suspect’s description will be forthcoming.

The Riley County Police Department asks those with information about this Aggravated Robbery incident at the Dara’s Convenience Store to please contact RCPD (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous, collect calls are accepted, and you may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. Contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 785-539-7777 (Toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS), send a text tip to "CRIMES" (274637) and start your message with "TIP353" followed by your message, or send a web tip by using the "submit a tip" button at the bottom of (or by visiting Crime Stoppers at