Shawnee County Sheriff arrests suspects in north Topeka armed robbery

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UPDATE: Sunday morning, a 16-year-old male was taken into custody in connection with armed robberies that took place in Shawnee and Jefferson Counties on Nov. 21. The juvenile was arrested in Meriden, KS.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office located the blue Pontiac, and were able to locate the driver. Braden Rickel, 18, was arrested and transported to the Law Enforcement Center. Both suspects are charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who robbed a north Topeka store Saturday afternoon.

Deputies arrived at the 4200 block of northwest Topeka Boulevard around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses described the male suspect to be in his mid-20s wearing a black hoodie with writing down the left sleeve and armed with a shotgun. The suspect is around 6 feet tall and was driving a brown four-door Pontiac with a blue tarp covering the back window. The suspect then left the scene and committed two more armed robberies in Jefferson County, according to a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Harmon at 785-251-2267.

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