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Man arrested after burglaries in north Wichita

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.

A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to steal tools from one house in north Wichita and then stole a television from another residence down the block, police said

The man knocked on the door of a house in the 2000 block of North Madison at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Dan East said. When a 13-year-old boy answered the door, the suspect walked in and asked for gas money.

He then claimed tools lying on a table belonged to him, East said. When the boy went to get an adult elsewhere in the house, the suspect left – but not before stealing items from a car parked in the driveway.

A witness watched the man walk south and go into an unlocked house, where he removed a television, East said. Officers alerted to the incident found and arrested the man in the 1700 block of North Minneapolis.

The stolen property was returned to the owners, East said.

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

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