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January 29, 2013

Landlord robbed by man and woman at duplex near Friends University

A landlord thought he was meeting two prospective tenants for a duplex in west Wichita late Monday afternoon, police said.

A landlord thought he was meeting two prospective tenants for a duplex in west Wichita late Monday afternoon, police said.

But the man and woman who met him at the duplex on South Edwards had something else in mind: a robbery.

The incident unfolded shortly after 5 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Edwards, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. That’s just north of Kellogg near Friends University.

The 42-year-old landlord received a call on his cellphone from a man asking if he could look at a duplex for rent, Schroeder said. When the landlord arrived at the property on Edwards, he was met by a man and woman in their late 20s.

When they went inside the duplex to look around, Schroeder said, the man pulled out a small black handgun and took the landlord’s cellphone and cash. They then tied his hands behind his back with a zip tie before leaving.

The male robber is white, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, the victim told police. He had brown hair and wore a blue jacket and jeans.

The woman is white and about 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, he said. She had a scar under her bottom lip.

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