A 16-year-old boy ran into a residential neighborhood after robbing a Subway in northwest Wichita on Thursday night – right to where two law enforcement officers happened to be, police said.
Recognizing him from the description just put out by a 911 dispatcher, the Wichita police supervisor and Kansas Highway Patrol trooper chased and caught him only a few minutes after the Subway in the 10000 block of West 21st Street, Lt. Doug Nolte said. That’s just east of Maize Road.
Victims told police the boy came into the Subway at about 9:30 p.m. and ordered a 17-year-old customer to the floor, stealing his wallet, Nolte said. He then ordered the clerk to give him money from the register.
The robber left the restaurant and then ran south into a residential neighborhood, where the trooper and police supervisor spotted him. They ran after him and caught him in the 10000 block of West 20th.
They recovered evidence linked to the robbery after he was apprehended, Nolte said. The boy then began having what Nolte described as a diabetic reaction, so he was taken to a local hospital and admitted.
Upon his release, Nolte said, the boy will be booked into the juvenile detention facility.