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Police searching for man involved in armed robbery of Cricket store

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.

Wichita police are hoping security video will provide leads in an armed robbery at a Cricket store Wednesday night.

The man walked into the branch at 1547 S. Oliver shortly before 7:30 p.m. and cut the cord securing a phone to a display stand, Lt. Doug Nolte said. That activated an alarm, and a Cricket employee and a second person followed the man out of the store and demanded that he return the phone.

The suspect then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at them, Nolte said. They retreated and the man left.

They were unable to provide much of a description to officers, Nolte said, but investigators do have surveillance footage of the incident.

The suspect took at least one phone, Nolte said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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