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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Police seek young man in connection with robbery of drive-in

White male in his mid-20s took cash from Sonic employees late Oct. 21

Austin BrownellThe Arkansas City Police Department is seeking a young man in connection with a robbery of a local restaurant that was reported late Oct. 21.

The suspect is Austin Ty Brownell. He is described as a white male in his mid-20s, wearing a hooded jacket. Police said Brownell last was seen earlier today in Winfield.

Brownell is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, please call 911 immediately.

Sonic robbery suspectOfficers were dispatched about 11 p.m. Oct. 21 for a report of a robbery at Sonic Drive-In, located at 1510 N. Summit St.

They learned the suspect had entered the premises and demanded money.

He obtained cash from the employees before leaving through the same door he entered and fleeing in an unknown direction on foot. Pictures of the suspect were obtained from security camera footage.

Sonic robbery suspectAnyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information about this crime is asked to call the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Call (620) 442-7777 in Arkansas City or (620) 221-7777 in Winfield, or visit www.tipsubmit.com or accs.crimestoppersweb.com to make an anonymous report.

An anonymous tip also can be submitted by texting ACTIPS to 847411.