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Can you help solve this crime? Police release photos in Happy Smoke Shop robbery

  • Published Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.


The crime

Just before 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, two men robbed the Happy Smoke Shop at 2855 S. Hydraulic. One had an assault rifle, and they demanded money from the employee. An unknown amount of cash was taken. No one was injured.

The first suspect is a thin black man, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a clown mask and gloves, and was carrying the rifle. The second suspect also is a thin black man, about 5-foot-8 and wearing a dark ball cap, a dark bandanna over his face and light-colored gloves. They left in a red four-door car, possibly a Dodge Stratus or Intrepid. It had hood damage around the passenger-side headlight.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this robbery or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1420

Department case number: 14C030497

Lead detective: Detective Crowe, Wichita Police Department

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