Woman attacked and robbed on her front porch
10/03/2013 11:34 AM
10/03/2013 11:36 AM
Police are investigating whether an assault and robbery in southeast Wichita may be connected to another crime earlier in the week.
A 39-year-old woman told police she was on her porch walking toward the front door at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of South Silverdale Court when an unknown man came up from behind, grabbed her around her neck and choked her to unconsciousness, Lt. Doug Nolte said.
When she awakened, she discovered money missing from her wallet. She also had neck and head pain and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred near Lincoln and Edgemoor. That’s not far from where another woman may have been attacked and robbed the day before, Nolte said.
A woman reported being assaulted and robbed of cash in the 1600 block of Woodlawn on Tuesday. The police report stated it was on North Woodlawn, but investigators are double-checking to see whether it was actually South Woodlawn, Nolte said.
“We’re looking at these to see if they’re related,” he said.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.