Two juveniles arrested in carjacking at Topeka gas station

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened in southeast Topeka.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. at the Phillips 66 gas station near SE 21st and California Avenue. Police said three suspects pointed a gun at a woman who was filling her tires with air. They held her at gunpoint and stole her Dodge Caravan.

Kansas Highway Patrol was able to locate the car going east on 6th Street near Croco Road. As troopers tried to stop the suspects, a chase ensued down I-70 into Douglas County.

Police said the suspects got to a Walmart in west Lawrence and took off on foot. Two juvenile suspects have been arrested for aggravated robbery charges and have been booked into Shawnee County Juvenile Detention Center. Other suspects are still on the loose.

Kansas Highway Patrol was able to recover the stolen mini-van.

Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating.

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