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MEDIA RELEASE – Armed Robbery

Police Department Press Release

December 27, 2022

December 23, 2022

At approximately 0440 hours on December 23, 2022 Officers with the Pittsburg Police Department were conducting patrol activities observed a white male running down the alley in the area of Snak-Atak, 1101 E 4th Street, and enter a waiting vehicle. At the same time Dispatch received a call that the convenient store had just been robbed.

After a short pursuit, the male ran from the vehicle and attempted to hide under a house. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 27-year-old Cheyenne MCNAUGHT, was detained. Officers located the male, later identified as 29-year-old Benjamin LEWIS, under a house in 1000 block of E 5th Street.

Both were taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Crawford County Jail. LEWIS was booked in for Aggravated Robbery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstruction of the Legal Process, and a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for previous aggravated robbery charges. MCNAUGHT was booked in for Aggravated Robbery.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip-line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.