Crime of the Week - Wichita and Sedgwick County
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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1205

129124.png  The Wichita Police Department needs your help to catch three men who robbed five Wichita businesses between Oct.. 14 and Nov. 7, 2011. The Golden Corral at 616 Southridge Circle was robbed at closing time. The suspects, wearing white masks and latex gloves, forced the employees back into the office. The loss was money and cell phones. Food Mart, 1400 N. Market; Downtown Wireless, 1617 E. Central; Family Video,1759 S. Hillside; and Credit Union of America, 5055 S. Broadway, were robbed by the same suspects, but these victims hands and feet were secured with duct tape. The suspects also got more violent, striking several of the victims and a customer. Loss in these robberies was cash, cell phones and cigarettes.

The suspects are black males of average height and build. They all wore dark clothing and carried handguns. The vehicle used in the robberies was possibly a maroon-colored SUV.

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If you have information about these robberies or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

Crime Stoppers and the Wichita Police Department are asking for the public's help to solve several cold case homicides. Today we are seeking information on a homicide that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Timothy McGuigan was suppose to have breakfast with his son that morning, but never arrived; he didn't show up for work either. Worried co-workers called his son and asked him to check on his father. The son went to his father's house in the 2500 block of North Woodridge and found him dead. When police arrived they discovered that McGuigan had been shot multiple times with a small caliber handgun. There was no sign of forced entry, and robbery does not appear to be the motive.

If you have information about this homicide or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.
RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1203

 The Park City Police Department is investigating the theft of approximately 32 titanium blocks, each weighing 500 pounds, from TECT Aerospace at 5545 N. Mill Heights Dr. The theft occurred during the first couple of weeks of December 2011. The suspect(s) would have needed a forklift and a heavy-duty truck to remove the blocks. The loss totaled more than $100,000. 

 

 

If you have information about this burglary or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

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RIME STOPPERS CASE No. 1202
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Presto convenience store at 4414 W. Maple was robbed by a man with a knife. The next day, Wednesday, the same suspect robbed the Presto convenience store at 7136 W. Central. Cash was taken from the register at both locations.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 with a large build. He was wearing a black and blue hoodie and had a black and blue bandanna over his face. No suspect vehicle was seen.

If you have information about these robberies or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

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