Junction City police have provided information on two armed robberies in the city Monday night.
According to Public Information Officer Captain Trish Giordano at 9:54 p.m. a subject reported being approached by two black men in the alley behind El Tapatio restaurant, 300 West 6th Street. The victim said one of the men had a gun and demanded money. The victim ran several blocks to his home after giving the suspects his cell phone.
At about the same time dispatch received a 911 call from a second victim that had been walking in the same area being approached by two black men, one with a gun and both wearing dark clothing. The two men demanded money and took the second victim’s wallet and cell phone. The suspects ran west through the alley after the incident.
One suspect was described as about 6′ in height and the other about 5’9. It is believed these incidents happened within a few minutes of one another.
Police are asking if anyone has information to contact the police department TIPS line at 785-762-8477 or leave a webtip at Gearycrimestoppers.com. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Junction City police have reported that two armed robberies occurred within a three minute period on Monday night.
According to police the first one happened at 9:54 p.m. at 322 West 6th Street, and the second one at 340 West 6th Street at 9:57 p.m.
Police said both cases are under investigation.
JCPost.com will provide more information on these cases as it becomes available.