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RIME STOPPERS CASE # 1546

CRIME STOPPERS CASE # 1546
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 22, 2015
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 15P1658
LEAD DETECTIVE: DET. WILKES, PARK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

About 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a man walked into the Park City Subway at 6200 N. Jacksonville and demanded money. He showed the clerks a black handgun, possibly a Glock, which was tucked into his waistband. After getting the cash, he walked out.

The suspect is black, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, of average weight and 40 to 45 years old. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, blue jeans and what appeared to be a U.S. Air Force ball cap. He also had two small, circular Band-Aids next to and underneath his lip. He was extremely calm throughout the robbery.

Park City Subway Robbery 1

Park City Robbery 2

If you have information about this robbery 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.

 

RIME 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.

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1544
FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 15C70901
LEAD DETECTIVE: DET. EISENBISE WICHITA POLICE DEPT.

About 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, a 48-year-old man was walking in Swanson Park near the creek on Maize Road. Two 17- to 18-year-old teens were sitting on a park bench by the bridge. The young men started following the man as he walked east, so he turned around.

They asked if he had a problem. He said “no,” and asked if they did. One asked, “How much money do you have?” He replied, “You better walk away now.” One of the young men told him that this would be the worst day of his life, and continued to follow him as he walked toward the parking lot.

He became nervous and called 911. As he was making the call the two teens ran up behind him, and one hit him in the back of the head with what he believed was a baseball bat. He stumbled, but turned around to face his attackers. They ran west into the park.

Both teens are white, about 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds. One has black hair ½” to 1” long. He wore a pink, long-sleeved oxford-cloth shirt and gray jeans. The other has short, dirty-blond hair and a very slight mustache. He was wearing a light-blue tank top with horizontal stripes.

If you have information about this aggravated battery 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.

 

RIME STOPPERS CASE #1543
CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1543
FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1, 2015
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 12C80899
LEAD DETECTIVE: DET. CHISHOLM, WICHITA POLICE DEPT.
COLD CASE HOMICIDE

Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, Robert L. Newman, 73, was found dead in his house at 3501 W. 9th by his older brother who had come by to check on him. Mr. Newman, who was retired from Boeing, lived alone. He had been shot, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Mr. Newman's house was cluttered with items related to fixing small engines. He repaired lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc., primarily to keep busy and to have contact with other people. He operated a cash only business.

Mr. Newman was last known to have contact with someone between 9 and 10 p.m. the night before he was found. Some property was missing from the residence.

If you have information about this homicide 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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