Parsons police and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are continuing to investigate a series of crimes that occurred in recent weeks.
Police are investigating the armed robberies of a cash advance store and a pharmacy. Police and the KBI are investigating the discovery last week of skull fragments in Parsons.
The latest armed robbery occurred at 6:44 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at AuBurn Pharmacy inside King Cash, 2020 Main. A white man between 5-foot, 8-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall wearing a black mask, black hoodie, black gloves and brown overalls robbed the pharmacy of medication. He was last seen running south from the store armed with a pistol with a black grip and silver on top.
The first robbery occurred at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Advance America Payday Loans, 2222 Main. A suspect wearing a wig, hat, mask and dark jacket and brandishing a black handgun escaped with money from the store.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said the robbery investigations continue.
“We are continuing to follow up on multiple leads and making and doing interviews with citizens, persons of interest and victims,” Spinks said.
He said he could not release any more details on the robberies.
The human skull fragments were found before 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at or near Parsons Village Apartments, 1100 S. 13th St.
Spinks said investigators are sifting through leads that have been phoned in and emailed. They are also trying to track the path of the bone fragments, which are undergoing forensic testing.
“We’re trying to verify the statements that we have taken from people who have come into contact with the bone fragments,” Spinks said.
On Feb. 1, while investigating the skull fragments, police arrested Dustin Eli Schulze, 37, of Parsons on an unrelated warrant for aggravated failure to register under the Kansas Offender Registration Act. His bond was set at $10,000. He will return to court on Feb. 17.
These continue to be ongoing investigations. Anyone with further information on these incidents or any other criminal activity should contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060, call the tip line at 421-7057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.