On Thursday, January 14th, at about 8:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to Ayr Lanes, 2050 North Kansas, for a report of a theft in progress. Responding officers were informed that the suspects were running from the business.
Witnesses told officers that four men had stolen money from the register and fled the business in a black, Ford pickup. Investigating officers aired a description of the suspects and the vehicle to surrounding law enforcement agencies.
At about 10:28 p.m., authorities in Stevens County located the vehicle in Hugoton and attempted to stop the pickup. The vehicle stopped and four men fled from the officers on foot. Authorities in Stevens County were able to locate the men at their hotel room in Hugoton.
Investigators from Liberal interviewed the four men and brought them back to Liberal. Investigators arrested the men and charged them with robbery, theft and conspiracy. An affidavit will be forwarded to the County Attorney for filing formal charges.