TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police have identified the man who attacked a girl with a knife in downtown Topeka. Police identified the man as Tyrelle D. Burk, 36, of Topeka.
Police had sought the public’s help with identifying the man who followed a young girl in the area of S.W. 6rh Ave. and Clay Street, threw his backpack at her, and took items from her by force.
Officers located Burk near S.W. 4th Street and S.W. Harrison. He was arrested.
The man threw a backpack at the girl, who is a minor, and then robbed her of her cellphone, security video from Harrison Family Motors shows.
It happened Tuesday near the 2500 block of Southwest 6th Avenue.
When KSNT News showed the video to the Topeka Police Department and asked for more information, TPD posted screenshots from the video and asked the public for help finding him. It did confirm a detective began looking into the situation after the girl made a report with her parents two days ago.