Crime of the Week

September 29, 2011

The crime

The Wichita Police Department needs help catching a group of burglars responsible for 14 burglaries since June. Between June 6 and Sept. 13, the suspects have burglarized stores throughout Wichita, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Radio Shack, Ribbit Computers, Rent-A-Center, Mobile Communications, Motor Mouth Wireless and Haddock Computer. The suspects use a glass punch to break a window to get in the businesses and grab what they can in a short amount of time. The loss of laptops, iPods, cellphones and televisions is valued at more than $15,000.

The Wichita Police Department needs help catching a group of burglars responsible for 14 burglaries since June. Between June 6 and Sept. 13, the suspects have burglarized stores throughout Wichita, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Radio Shack, Ribbit Computers, Rent-A-Center, Mobile Communications, Motor Mouth Wireless and Haddock Computer. The suspects use a glass punch to break a window to get in the businesses and grab what they can in a short amount of time. The loss of laptops, iPods, cellphones and televisions is valued at more than $15,000.

There are two suspects who dress in jeans and black hooded sweatshirts. The vehicle used in the burglaries is a silver four-door sedan with a sun roof and a spoiler.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this case or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.wsccs.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All tips received are secure and anonymous.

If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of residents against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1139

Department case number: 11C049739, 11C058668

Lead detective: Detective Danny Farlow, Wichita Police Department

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