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Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:33

Tappan Smith alledgedly robbed Dillon’s Tuesday

 

By LARRY PHILLIPS

• Leader & Times

 

Authorities have identified an alleged suspect in the robbery of the Dillon’s Store in Liberal, but the man is still at large.

His name is Tappan Danial Smith, according to a Wednesday press release from Liberal Police Capt. Pat McClurg.

“A suspect has been identified in the robbery of Dillon’s Supermarket that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at about 8:30 a.m.,” McClurg noted. “The Liberal Police Department is seeking an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Tappan Danial Smith of Kiowa, Kan.

“The suspect’s vehicle, a red 2010 Chevy Traverse with Kansas license plate 944DHJ, has been located by authorities in Amarillo, Texas, according to McClurg’s statement.

“Smith has not been located,” he added.

Information released to media outlets Tuesday noted that investigators learned that a male suspect had entered the store and approached the customer service counter. The suspect then indicated he was armed and demanded cash, and after receiving the money, the man left the store in an unknown direction.

“No injuries were reported,” McClurg noted Tuesday.

Smith was initially described as a white male in his 30s and approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall with a medium build. He was also clean shaven and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Any person that might have information regarding this crime or know the whereabouts of Smith is encouraged to call the Liberal Police Department at 626-0150 or the Crime Hotline at 624-4000.

Person(s) providing information leading to the arrest of those responsible for this crime are eligible for a reward.

 

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