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Newspaper delivery man robbed along route

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 8:10 p.m.

A Winfield man’s newspaper delivery route took a wrong turn early Wednesday when a pair of robbers stole his wallet and cellphone at gunpoint, authorities said.

The man, 51, called 911 around 4:17 a.m. after he said the men, in their 20s, ordered him on the ground in the 300 block of Williams Street in Rock, stole his property and fled in a red sports car, the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

When the robbers stopped and backed the car into a ditch, another a white sedan stopped nearby then drove off.

The suspects and white sedan remained at large Thursday, according to the release.

Rock is located in northwestern Cowley County along U.S. 77.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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