Wichita police on Saturday arrested two women believed to have been involved in a series of robberies, after they crashed a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
Sgt. Troy Nedbalek said the women wrecked a red Honda Passport at about 1:15 p.m. on south Meridian, just north of I-235, after they tried to squeeze between two other vehicles while being chased by police.
Only minor injuries were reported.
Sgt. Steve Yarberry said the owner of the SUV told police that her 8-year-old son was filling the vehicle with gas about 10 a.m. at a station in the 500 block of south Market when a woman threatened her with a crowbar and took the Honda.
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Eight minutes later, police received a report of a woman being robbed of cash and a pack of cigarettes in the 4800 block of West Central. Yarberry said a woman in her 60s said she was robbed by a woman who got out of a red Honda Passport and threatened her with a crowbar.
Nedbalek said a third robbery was reported later in east Wichita involving the same vehicle description. Details were not available.
No injuries were reported.
Just after 1 p.m., police reported spotting the Passport.
"We saw them about Mount Vernon and Gold, just west of Broadway," Nedbalek said.
Police chased the vehicle west on Harry and south on Meridian before it crashed.