Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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CRIME STOPPERS CASE # 1545

CRIME STOPPERS CASE # 1545
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 15, 2015
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 15S004041
LEAD DETECTIVE: DET. BURLEY, SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

About 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, a 71-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were asleep in the bedroom of their eastern Sedgwick County home. They were awakened by two men who demanded their valuables. Both were armed with handguns.

When the husband said he they didn't have any valuables, the suspects became agitated. Eventually, one suspect stayed with the wife while the other forced the husband to drive to his business, Heartland Coin Gallery in Wichita. Once there, the owner was forced to open multiple safes and remove more than $200,000 in merchandise. The property was loaded in the owner's car and he was forced to drive back to his house.

At the home, the couple was forced to sit in a room while the suspects transferred the stolen property from husband's car to the wife's car. They left in her car; it was recovered later that day.

Suspect number 1 is a white man, possibly 30 to 35 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall, about 240 pounds, an athletic build and a voice with no accent. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with Northface written in white on the left breast and black pants. He had a black beanie on his head over a black ski mask and black nylon ski-type gloves.

Suspect number 2 is possibly a black man in his 30s, about 5-foot-5 with a stocky build. He had a soft voice and a Southern accent. He also was wearing a black ski mask and black gloves.

This photo of suspect number 2 was taken from video at the business.

There is also a supplemental reward being offered in this case of $10,000.00. This would be in addition to any award paid out by Crime Stoppers.

If you have information about this aggravated robbery/kidnapping case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

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