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Wichita couple tries to stop burglary of neighbor

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.

When a Wichita couple arrived home and saw their neighbor’s home being burglarized, they tried to stop it.

The couple told police they saw four individuals in two cars breaking into their neighbor’s home at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of South Meridian.

The man confronted the robbers and one of the suspects fired a gun at him. The bullet grazed his hand, said Sgt. Bart Brunscheen, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

The other burglars then attacked the man and he received several cuts and bruises on his face, according to police.

When the robbers began to flee, the couple climbed into their own vehicle and tried to pursue. Instead, the suspects rammed their vehicle.

Brunscheen said it is important for people, even when they see crimes in progress, to call 911.

“I can tell you property, even my own property is not worth my own life,” Brunscheen said. “The cellphones have been great – if someone is trying to ram your car, I would advise them to back out and let police get involved. Stuff isn’t worth anybody’s life.”

No other injuries were reported.

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