Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County

On Monday, July 18, at approximately 11 p.m. the Bobby McGee Liquor and Smoke Shop at 2119 E. Central was robbed. Two black males entered the liquor store, put a gun to the employee's head and demanded money from the register. The first suspect took the money and ran out of the store. The second suspect went into the smoke shop and aimed a gun at that employee. He took cash from the register and then ran out of the store. Loss was cash and a bottle of liquor.

Suspect one had light colored skin, 25 to 30 years old and weighed 200 to 225 pounds. Suspect two was 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds. Both had short hair and were armed with a handgun.

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The Wichita Police Department needs your help to solve a copper wire theft that is one in many in an ongoing string of thefts. Sometime between Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, unknown person or persons stripped the copper wire from an external Central Air Conditioning Unit at Lincoln Street Elementary, located at 1210 S. Topeka. The loss and damage to unit exceeded several thousand dollars.

Do to the ongoing thefts of copper wire from air conditioning units the Wichita Police Department would also like to ask any citizen that witnesses and suspicious activity near any air conditioning units to call 911 for law enforcement to investigate.

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On Saturday, July 2 at approximately 4 a.m. two individuals broke a glass door to the Sprint store at 2330 N. Maize Rd. The thieves entered the business through the broken door and took multiple cell phones, laptops, and tablets. The total loss is estimated to be over $6,000.00.

The two suspects were wearing jeans and dark colored hoodies.

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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5, two individuals went to Valley Center High School located at 9600 N. Meridian. There is currently construction taking place and several vehicles and construction equipment left on scene. The two suspects were able to get into a 2004 Chevy truck and a Case front loader. The two vehicles were used to drive across the practice field, strike several trees, and knock down three goal posts before getting stuck in a nearby milo field. Damage to the football field and the vehicles is estimated to exceed $46,000.00.

The two suspects were white males that arrived and left on a dark colored moped. One suspect was wearing all dark clothing and the second suspect was wearing a light colored shirt with dark colored shorts.

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On the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, the manager of Goodwill Industries at 5525 W. Central was headed to make the daily deposit. The manager was inside their vehicle ready to go, when a black male got into the back seat. The suspect forced the manager to drive through a near by neighborhood, stopping at Central and Custer. The suspect was getting into the front seat when the manager attempted to get away. A short struggle occurred and the manager was able to escape. The suspect left with the deposit and the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a few blocks away.

The suspect is a black male, 35 – 45 years of age, 5’07, medium build, and was wearing a blue wind breaker with white vertical stripes, and sunglasses.

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Shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29th a black 2011 Ford Fusion was stolen from a business parking lot in the 2100 block of north Topeka. The suspects intentionally drove the vehicle into the Plaza Mexico shopping center at 828 W. 25th St. N. Damage to the shopping center exceeded $11,000.

The two unknown suspects were wearing hoods, gloves, and covering their faces with an article of clothing.


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On Tuesday, June 7, between 8 and 8:30 p.m., two males attempted to abduct a 14- year- old female in the 22000 block of West 61st Street N. The men were driving an older model black truck with faded paint. The truck had dark tinted windows, a regular cab and a dent along the bottom of the driver’s door.

Suspect 1, the driver, was a white male, 18-20 years old, dirty blond hair with long bangs and a pierced right ear with a diamond stud. He was wearing black gym shorts, a white cutoff shirt and tennis shoes.

Suspect 2, is a white male, 18-20 years old, 5’11 to 6′ tall, muscular build and brown hair. He was wearing a ball cap with the letters “ DC “ on it in white lettering, black and red gym shorts, a white cut off shirt and tan sandals.


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Sometime between Monday, May 30th at 9:30 A.M. and Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 A.M. unknown person(s) broke into a construction trailer owned by North American Lafarge on a work site at 7300 E. Harry. The thieves took miscellaneous tools that included a Stihl Quiksaw, 2 water pumps, and various blades. The suspects also damaged the ignition to a work truck on site. The total loss is valued at $13,000.00 and an additional $1,000.00 in damage


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