Shawnee convenience store robbed early Wednesday
UPDATE: July 17 - Police have now released several surveillance images of the suspect they're still trying to locate.
Since this incident, the Temp Stop was robbed again on Sunday July 16. Major Dan Tennis tells Operation 100 News that the two robberies are not believed to be connected.
"All of the other cases have been cleared by an arrest and charged by the Johnson County District Attorney's office," Tennis said.
Original report: Shawnee Police confirm they are investigating after the Temp Stop convenience store, 13515 West 63rd Street was held up early Wednesday morning.
Major Dan Tennis says officers were called to the business around 3:30 a.m.
"The suspect, who had his face covered, was described as a black male wearing a red hoodie and blue pajama pants," Tennis said. "He was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash."
Tennis says officers established a perimeter in the area and then used the K-9 unit in attempt to locate the suspect. No one was located in the search.
The store employee was not injured and no customers were inside the business at the time.
"There is surveillance video, but we would only release that to ID a suspect," Tennis said. "We are still looking at it to see the quality."
The Temp Stop, billed as a "high-class" convenience store, opened in late 2012 and has been the scene of seven robberies according to Shawnee Police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Shawnee Police at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.