Shawnee Police Search For Suspect Involved In 2 Store Robberies

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 5:37 pm
By: News 9

A masked robber holds a store clerk at gunpoint, twice in one week.

"He said give me all the money and the hundreds too," Sonny Baker recounted his brush with death after an armed robbery at Flash Stop Convenience Store in the 600 block of Farrall in Shawnee.

The very next day, he experienced a bit of déjà vu when a masked robber again pointed a pistol at him and demanded cash.

"[Baker] He told me it was definitely the same guy that did it, he said the exact same thing to him this time as he did the first time," said Detective Jason Crouch.

Crouch said the masked man wore a similar disguise to the suspect in the first incident -- same bandana and Mizzou Tiger stocking cap.

"The only thing different, he is wearing a white t-shirt instead of a black t-shirt but has the same movement same mannerisms and the same looking gun," said Crouch.

According to police reports, Baker did a few things different in the second robbery. When the robber demanded all of the money Baker told him, "there's no damn hundreds."

The robber then ordered Baker to pull out the cash drawer. Surveillance video shows the suspect grabbing the cash and running out of the front door of the store.

"He's pretty fed up about it," Detective Crouch said.

Crouch said Baker punched the cash register out of frustration after the robbery. The suspect, again, fled the scene on foot.

"I mean he is dangerous. Evidently he has a lot of guts to do this and this time there was actually a customer at the counter when he walked in," said Crouch.

Still, Shawnee Police are hopeful they will catch him before he strikes again. Crouch said he received several tips after releasing surveillance video from the first robbery. He is hopeful a second video will do the same.

Right now, investigators believe the suspect is between 5'4" and 5'7" and lives near the store. They said it's possible the suspect goes by the nicknames, Prius or Prince.

If you have any information call Shawnee Police (405) 273-2121.