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Man, 54, says he was kidnapped while walking on North Oliver

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 12:26 p.m.

A man told police he was kidnapped and robbed by two strangers before he escaped in a traffic tie-up in southeast Wichita on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old man said he was walking north on the east side of the street in the 300 block of North Oliver at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday when a green Ford four-door car pulled up next to him, Lt. Doug Nolte said.

The car had tiger-style seat covers and yellow roses in the back seat, the victim told police. One of the two men in the car got out and forced the victim into the back seat.

The victim was told he was going to be shot, Nolte said. The robbers stole his wallet as well.

As they were driving out of the area, Nolte said, the Ford sedan struck another vehicle at Central and Oliver. Three witnesses called 911 to report the collision.

The suspects drove around for another 10 minutes or so, the victim said. When they were stopped by traffic in the 6000 block of East Lincoln, he jumped out of the car and escaped.

He told police the first suspect is a Hispanic man in his 40s. He is about 5-feet-4 and 200 pounds. He has grayish hair and was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. The shoes had grass stains on them.

The second suspect is a black man about 20 years of age. He is 5-feet-2 and 200 pounds. He was clean-shaven. He wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black baseball cap.

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

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