A man walking home from a south-side Walmart on Tuesday evening handed over his wallet and ring to a gun-wielding robber who jumped out of a hedge row and demanded the victim’s property, Wichita police say.
The 29-year-old man had just left the Walmart at 501 E. Pawnee shortly before 9:55 p.m. when he was surprised by the armed man, who was hiding in a row of bushes in an alley located south of the store, Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said Wednesday.
The 29-year-old was walking to Riverwalk Apartments, near the 2700 block of South Topeka, where he lives, Nolte said.
The robber pulled out a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded the 29-year-old’s wallet and a silver wedding band. The wallet contained cash and several debit cards, Nolte said.
The robber is described as a black man in his mid-twenties with a goatee, 6-feet tall weighing about 215 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black "do-rag" and blue jeans at the time of the robbery, Nolte said.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the robbery to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous.