Archive for Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Investigation continuing into report of robbery

February 2, 2005

Billy Adcox hopes more surveillance footage will provide Tonganoxie police with additional clues concerning a reported assault and robbery behind a retail center near the Stone Creek subdivision north of U.S. Highway 24-40.

As of Monday, Adcox, the police department's lead investigator, has uncovered no new information after looking through plenty of video.

"I'm requesting more tapes," Adcox said. "We went through the ones they gave me and so far it's showing nothing."

The footage came from the Conoco convenience store located in the retail center. It's just north of Gambino's Pizza where the assault and robbery was reported to have occurred.

A Gambino's delivery driver told law enforcement officials that on Jan. 15 three men pulled him from his vehicle, struck him twice in the head and stole cash and checks. The vehicle was described as a four-door light-colored Honda Accord with dark primer-type paint on the passenger-side fender.

The delivery driver, a 27-year-old Tonganoxie man, stated that he was assaulted behind the restaurant. Police, however, have evidence that would indicate the assault occurred farther north.

"Right now we're not finding that vehicle in a lot, so anything's questionable," Adcox said.

Ryan Boden, manager of the local Gambino's, said the driver is back at work and again is delivering pizzas.

"He's doing really well," Boden said. "He might be a little shook about it still but physically, he's fine."

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