The Emporia Police Department was able to locate a second man wanted in connection with three armed robberies which occurred last week and take him into custody Tuesday afternoon.

The Emporia Police Department’s Investigations Division has been investigating the three incidents which occurred last Wednesday and Sunday of this week.

Casey’s General Store at 126 S. Commercial St. was robbed at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, and again just after 5 a.m. Sunday. Angelita’s Fashion store at 328 Commercial St. was robbed at around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police believe the three robberies are connected. Cash and merchandise was stolen.

Two people are in custody in connection with the robberies; 36 year old Gustavo Perez-Garcia of Emporia was arrested Monday evening and booked into the Lyon County Detention Center on a charge of Aggravated Robbery. Formal charges are pending through the prosecutor’s office.

An additional suspect, Daniel McClead, 22, of Emporia, was also being sought in connection with the robberies, with the Emporia Police Department asking for the public’s help in a release Tuesday morning. He was located at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about about this crime is asked to contact the Emporia Police Department at 343-4200 or Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 342-2273.

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Shaking my head at all of this. These kids have scrued up their lives because they ,, for some reason convinced themselves they should do this and could get away with it. What would prompt someone to think this and do this? The rest of their lives is scrued . Once they get out of jail the rest of their lives will be working at some scheit job and bald tires on some crap car.

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