Nov 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Arrest made: Suspect used shotgun in 3 Kan. robberies

Posted Nov 23, 2020 10:00 AM
Rickel-photo Shawnee County
Rickel-photo Shawnee County

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a series of armed robberies have made an arrest.

Just after 10:30a.m. Sunday, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Meriden Police Dept. were able to arrest a 16-year-old boy in Meriden in connection with the armed robberies that took place in Shawnee and Jefferson Counties on Saturday, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.

Just after 11:30 a.m. Sund, a deputy with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office located a blue Pontiac at the Rochester Cemetery located in the 1200 block of NW Menninger Road.  The Pontiac was the suspect vehicle involved in armed robberies.

The deputy was able to stop the Pontiac before it left the cemetery.  The driver identified as Braden T. Rickel, 18, of Topeka, was arrested and transported to the Law Enforcement Center.

Rickel and the 16-year-old juvenile are being held on requested charges of  aggravated robbery and conspiracy for the armed robbery in the 4200 block of NW Topeka Boulevard and two more armed robberies in Jefferson County, according to Christian.

The suspect wore a face mask, was armed with a shotgun and arrived in a brownish colored four door Pontiac passenger car with a blue tarp covering the back window.

Security camera images of the suspect vehicle Photo courtesy Shawnee County Sheriff
Security camera images of the suspect vehicle Photo courtesy Shawnee County Sheriff

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SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an armed robbery and asking the public for help to locate a suspect.

Just after 4p.m. Saturday, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery in the 4200 block of NW Topeka Boulevard, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.

The suspect was described as a white male, early to mid-20s, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-2 inches tall, black hoodie with white writing down the left sleeve, blue jeans, face mask and armed with a shotgun. The suspect arrived in a brownish colored four door Pontiac passenger car with a blue tarp covering the back window. The suspect left the scene and committed two more armed robberies in Jefferson County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.