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Crime Stoppers crime of the week (July 25, 2014)

July 25 at 10:14 a.m.

Just after 1 p.m. on Friday, July 11, a man entered the M and V check cashing service at 2247 N. Arkansas and said he wanted to cash a check. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, he pulled out a handgun and took the money. He then ran west from the store and possibly got into a late-model four-door BMW. The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds. He was wearing gray basketball shorts and a white T-shirt.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (July 12)

    At 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, a man entered the Fidelity Bank at 3525 E. Harry and pointed a gun at the teller, demanding money. The robber got an unknown amount of cash and fled south from the bank. A search of the area was unsuccessful; there were no injuries.

  • Police seek help in theft of construction material and tools near Clearwater

    Sometime between 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and 7 a.m. Sunday, June 15, a house being built in the 4400 block of South 135th Street West, near Clearwater, was broken into. The burglars took a large amount of construction materials plus a trailer containing tools. A witness saw the trailer being pulled away by a brown truck. It was later recovered in Butler County. The loss is valued at more than $20,000.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (June 14, 2014)

    Just after 4 a.m. June 7, burglars broke out the front door glass at Powell Jewelers, 2441 N. Maize Road, and took a large amount of men’s and women’s watches. The loss is valued at more than $9,000.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (June 7, 2014)

    About 4 a.m. May 25, a man who said he had a gun went into the Fabric Care Center laundromat, 2910 E. Harry, and demanded all the money. Instead, the employee called 911, and the suspect left on foot. There was no loss, but this is the third robbery that has occurred there in the past five months.

  • Police seek public’s help in 2001 cold case

    Crime Stoppers and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to solve several cold cases.

  • Police release photos in Happy Smoke Shop robbery

    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.

  • Police seek public’s help with April gas station robbery

    Just before 9 a.m. April 28, the D&T Station at 895 S. Woodlawn was robbed. The robber pointed a black handgun at the employee and demanded all the money. After he received the cash he ran from the store and headed south. There were no injuries.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (May 2, 2014)

    Sometime between 3:30 p.m. April 4, and 6 p.m. April 22, someone stole an 8-foot-long white box trailer from a private lot in the 6600 block of South Oliver. It contained a large amount of homemade Christmas crafts. The loss of the trailer and contents is valued at more than $5,500.

  • Police seek help in solving Dillons robbery

    Just after noon on Sunday, April 13, two men entered the Dillons at 6297 E. 13th St. North. One of the men collected a large amount of meat and some CDs from the store and started to walk out. An employee confronted the man about paying for the items and was punched in the face, losing consciousness. The victim was punched a second time as he lay on the ground. The suspect left with the second man in a white Chevy Astro van. The victim had minor injuries; the loss was more than $400 dollars.

  • Police seeking public’s help in solving convenience store robbery

    Just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, a young man entered the TT Station convenience store at 1102 W. Maple. When the two employees witnessed him shoplifting and confronted him, the thief shoved the female employee and punched the male employee in the face. Then he ran out of the store, leaving his bicycle. Loss was minimal; the employees suffered minor injuries.

  • Can you help solve this crime? (April 10, 2014)

    Just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, a woman driving east on Kellogg near I-135 saw the car behind her was traveling at a high rate of speed. Just before it hit her the driver swerved into the outside lane, rear-ended a car in that lane, spun out and struck the front passenger side of the woman’s car. It then landed on the shoulder where it struck the guard rail.

  • Police ask for public’s help with 1995 homicide

    The Wichita Police Department is asking for help to solve a homicide that occurred in 1995. Late on the night of March 13, 1995, Christopher Spivey was last seen leaving the McDonald’s at 122 N. Seneca, where he was employed. Spivey did not show up for work the following day. The Wichita Police Department was sent to check on Spivey’s welfare at 258 1/2 N. Elizabeth, where he lived. They discovered that he had been beaten to death.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks public’s help in business burglaries

    Sometime between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, someone broke into three businesses at 230 S. Laura. At Kraybill Architect, the burglars took computers, electronics, tools and cash. The loss is valued at more than $30,000. One suspect’s picture was captured on video.

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