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Substantial losses in two Sedgwick County burglaries

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:49 a.m.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two recent burglaries that involved substantial losses from homes.

Between April 30 and May 1, someone forced open the front door of a home in the 3500 block of West MacArthur and stole several guns, a coin collection and Hesston-brand belt buckles, which accounted for most of the estimated $8,985 loss, sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said Wednesday.

In another burglary, someone broke into a home in the 6300 block of West 85th Street North between April 28 and April 29 and took two televisions, tools, stereos and a checkbook, with a total loss of $5,912, Mattingly said. Around the same time, someone tried to cash a check taken from the residence at a check-cashing outlet near Pawnee and Seneca. The business called the victim of the burglary, and he said he had not written the check. “The business refused to cash the check, and the male suspect fled the store,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

In a third burglary, deputies caught two suspects on the morning of May 4 after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked partly in a road near a burglarized home in the 3400 block of North 159th Street East, Mattingly said. One of the suspects was a 19-year-old Benton man, the other an 18-year-old Andover man.

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