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Armed robbery update

By The Mercury

No arrests have been made in connection with Saturday’s armed robbery at the Hilton Garden Inn, and police said they are welcoming tips from the public.

On Saturday, authorities said two men entered the hotel shortly before 5 a.m. armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk. There were no injuries reported.

Authorities said one of the suspects was wearing a dark grey sweatshirt with a picture of a tiger on the front (possibly with a hood), dark Dickies Brand work pants and white athletic shows (possibly Air Jordans). They said the tiger emblem could possibly be “Mike the Tiger” from LSU.

They said the second suspect was wearing dark one-piece work coveralls with a light grey hoodie underneath.

Witnesses told police the top of the gun was black in color; however, the bottom was chrome or silver. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle, described as a late ‘90s to early ‘00s pearl white Cadillac DeVille with tinted windows, in the vicinity that morning. Police added, however, they were not sure whether the vehicle is related to the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at (785) 537-2112. Individuals can also contact Crime Stoppers at 539-7777 or (800) 222-TIPS (8477); or send a web tip at

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