TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Police in Topeka say the suspect in last week’s holdup of a pharmacy may also be connected to nine other robberies, including one in which a pizza shop employee was sexually assaulted.
The 27-year-old Topeka man was questioned after a traffic stop Monday and later arrested as the suspect in Friday’s pharmacy holdup.
No charges had been filed Tuesday, but police said they believe the man is also connected to the recent string of holdups at Topeka businesses. Four of those occurred on a single day in late July. Police have said the holdups were becoming increasingly violent, including the sexual assault on Aug. 15.
Police Chief Ron Miller says the suspect was released from jail in January after serving time for aggravated robbery.