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Police find vehicle stolen after armed robbery in Iola, suspect still wanted

IOLA, Kan. - Southeast Kansas authorities say the vehicle stolen after an armed robbery at Cash Advance America in Iola has been found near Humboldt. The suspect, Aaron Hutton, has not been found.

The Chanute Police Department says the stolen vehicle was found near the Southwind Rail Trail near Humboldt. They say evidence leads them to believe Hutton is still alive and in the local area.

The crime happened on August 21st. The Iola Police Department says suspect Aaron Hutton robbed the business at gun point wearing a skull mask. He made off with money and the cashier's cell phone and vehicle.

Authorities later found Hutton at his brother's home in Humboldt. Hutton ran and was soon found entering the Neosho River on the west side of Humboldt. 

Law enforcement eventually lost sight of him.

During the manhunt, authorities found a black and red bag that had clothing, two hats, a skull mask, money and a loaded gun. They found it where Hutton had entered the river.

Police say Hutton is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are also looking into a possible connection between him and a stolen truck. They found the truck west of Humboldt. It had apparently run out of gas.

Anyone with information about these incidents or the whereabouts of Aaron Hutton is asked to contact their local law enforcement agencies, or the CPD's local Central Dispatch Center at (620) 431-5768.

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