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February 5, 2013

Wichita police: Witness in Burger King drive-through does right thing in robbery

Wichita police on Tuesday credited an eyewitness in a Burger King drive-through with providing key information about a robbery.

Wichita police on Tuesday credited an eyewitness in a Burger King drive-through with providing key information about a robbery.

The witness called 911 around 7:20 p.m. Monday after seeing a robber jump over a counter at the Burger King on Oliver near Central and threaten two employees with a box-cutter. One employee emptied contents of a cash register into a bag the suspect provided, police Lt. Steve Kenney said. No one was injured.

The robber left in a vehicle described as a gold-colored, four-door car with the possible Kansas license tag of 584 EDD, Kenney said.

The robber was described as a black man, age 40 to 50, with long hair and a reddish-brown wig, and wearing a black hat and black jacket with gold stripes and 24 on the back.

Kenney said the witness handled the situation as police want, by immediately getting on the phone to 911 and providing detailed information as the situation was unfolding without endangering himself.

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