Topeka Police arrive on scene to man leaving store after robbery

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One person is in custody after robbing a store in downtown Topeka.

Around 3:15 Sunday morning, Topeka Police responded to an open 911 line coming from the Walgreens at SW 10th and Topeka Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found Craig Smith, 45, leaving the store office.

Craig Smith

Police later determined he was found, by an employee, taking items from behind the counter. When the employee confronted Smith, he showed a weapon and forced the employee into an office where the employee was hit several times. Smith was able to get away with an unknown amount of money from the store’s safe before being caught by police.

He was taken into custody on charges of Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping.

 

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