Galena Police Department News Release - Graphic with badge

A suspect has been arrested in connection to the armed robbery that occurred on May 25, 2016 at the Pizza Hut in Galena, KS. Following the robbery, the Galena Police Department disseminated surveillance footage of the suspect to traditional and social media outlets. As a result, several tips were received leading the Galena Police Department to contact and coordinating their efforts with investigators from the Joplin, Missouri Police Department.  The suspect had several outstanding warrants for his arrest from the State of Missouri.

On the evening of May 27, 2016 Joplin Polices Officers located and took the suspect into custody. Once in custody, Galena Officers questioned the suspect, who confessed to committing the Pizza Hut robbery. Officers were also able to retrieve the gun used during the crime.

The suspect remains in custody in Missouri and Galena officials anticipate the filing of formal charges early next week in connection to the May 25th robbery case.  Until that time, his name is being withheld.