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Arrest made in series of robberies earlier this week

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 11:27 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 6:53 a.m.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with four armed robberies earlier this week — including one in which the 73-year-old victim died several hours after he was robbed.

The suspect was arrested shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday at his house in the 3000 block of West Kay, records show. Lt. Doug Nolte said the man is suspected of committing four robberies. All four incidents occurred in south and west parts of the city either on Monday or early Tuesday morning:

• 6:35 a.m. Monday, 2510 E. Lincoln, near Lincoln and Grove

• 8:40 p.m. Monday, 835 W. 26th South, southeast of Pawnee and Seneca

• 10 p.m. Monday, 3409 S. Leonine, southeast of West and 31st Street South

• 3:20 a.m. Tuesday at 1920 W. May, northeast of Pawnee and Meridian.

In each of the cases, a gunman approached people outside their vehicles and left in a vehicle with a loud muffler. In at least one of the cases, the vehicle was driven by a woman.

“At this point, there is more footwork to see if there are additional suspects,” Nolte said.

Police are hoping to present evidence in the case to the district attorney’s office by the end of the week, he said.

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

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