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November 15, 2012

Robbers return wallet after recognizing victim from prison

Evidently, it sometimes pays to have spent time in prison with the person robbing you.

Evidently, it sometimes pays to have spent time in prison with the person robbing you.

Wichita police Thursday related an incident in which a robber realized he had served time with a man he was holding up Wednesday night, apologized and gave back the victim’s wallet.

Wichita police Lt. Joe Schroeder said the victim gave this account: The 51-year-old man was walking home from work about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when two young men approached him in the 400 block of North St. Francis. One of the suspects held a large semi-automatic handgun and demanded the man’s wallet and cell phone. He refused to give his cell phone but handed over his wallet.

The second suspect realized that he and the victim had been in prison together. The second suspect apologized and returned the wallet.

The victim and the one robber shook hands before the suspects walked away, Schroeder said.

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