TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Police are investigating an armed robbery at a downtown Topeka restaurant.
The robbery was reported just after 11 a.m. at the China Express located at 514 SW 10th Street, just west of Topeka Boulevard, according to Topeka Police.
Staff reported a black man, approximately 15-19 years old, standing 5’10” and weighing around 135-150 pounds, wearing a black coat with a gray hood, black jeans, black mask, and armed with a knife entered the store and walked behind the counter.
Police said the suspect threatened staff and took an unknown amount of money from the register. He then left the business on foot.
Staff followed the suspect to the area of 9th and Polk where they were able to recover the money stolen. Police said the suspect then continued north on foot.
No injuries have been reported.
Misty Kruger with Topeka Public Schools said Topeka High School nearby has not been put on a lockdown or secure campus but they do have staff watching doors just out of caution.
Anyone with information are asked to call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.