Lawrence police believe three robbers working as a team robbed three victims in separate crimes early Monday in the southwest part of the city.
During one crime, a robber armed with a shotgun killed the victim’s dog.
The robberies happened between 4:55 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., police said. One occurred near HyVee on Clinton Parkway, another near the Holcom Sports Complex and the third on West 27th Street. In that case, three robbers demanded belongings from a man walking his dog, which they killed.
Police did not release detailed descriptions of the robbers but said one wore a dark hoodie with a baseball-style hat, possibly with a red bill. He was about 6 feet tall and dark-skinned with a thin build. The three robbers possibly were riding in a small SUV, police said.
Police ask anyone with information on these incidents to contact Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-8477 or the Lawrence Police Department.