Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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Around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2011 a residence in the 6500 block of West Briarwood was burglarized. The suspect broke the glass pane in the front door and was able to unlock the deadbolt. The suspect took two safes containing cash and jewelry valued at over $45,000.00.

Surveillance video of the home showed the suspect to be an Asian or Hispanic male, about 5'10” tall with a medium build and wearing wearing a light colored t‐shirt, blues jeans and a hard hat. The suspect's vehicle is a newer model, gray, midsize Chevy vehicle.


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 Shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, two black males robbed the Quik Trip at 2801 S. Hydraulic.  One suspect entered the store armed with a handgun; the other held a stun gun. One suspect used the stun gun on an employee stocking the shelves. They then  forced the employee to open the cash register and give them the money and fled on foot. Loss was minimal, and the clerk was not injured.

The suspect with the stun gun was in his 20s, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt; black pants; black shoes with white soles; a black hat with a gold sticker on the bill and gold writing on the front; a black mask; and brown cloth gloves.

The other man was also in his 20s, 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a green shirt, black pants, a black mask and brown cloth gloves.


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On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at approximately 9 p.m. the Dollar General Store at 915 S. Glendale was robbed. A black male entered the store with a black handgun and demanded  money from the register and a customer standing in line. A second employee attempted to intervene, and the suspect struck that employee in the head multiple times with the gun. The robber fled without any money; the employee suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is in his late teens to early 20s, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He wore a gray mask, black short sleeve shirt, black pants and  black shoes.


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In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, an arsonist struck at the First Pentecostal Church, 1755 E. MacArthur. The target was a fleet of buses used by the church to transport members to services. Trash cans were placed in two buses and lit on fire, which spread to other buses in the lot. Four buses are a total loss; four other buses suffered fire damage. Total loss exceeded $30,000.


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