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Man wearing camouflage robs Dollar General on 13th Street

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.
  • Updated Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.

An armed man wearing a camouflage face mask robbed a Dollar General store in east Wichita over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

The suspect entered the store at 1918 E. 13th St. shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, displayed a gun and demanded money, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. The store is a few blocks east of I-135 on 13th.

The suspect was a black male in his late 30s to 40s who is about 5-feet-8 with a thin build, a witness told police. The camouflage mask he wore was green, the witness said.

It was the latest in a series of robberies this month in which the suspect wore a camouflage face mask.

Before this weekend, when robberies of a fast-food restaurant and the Dollar General involved suspects in camouflage face masks, police officials reported as many as five robberies possibly being related since the first of the year.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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