Just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, a man forced an opening in a chain link fence surrounding Body Coat Thermal Processing at 1618 S. Ida. Once inside the building he started a forklift. When workers investigated the noise they found him intentionally striking objects in the work area. The suspect saw the workers, headed the forklift at them and ran over one of the worker’s legs. The suspect was last seen running west from the business. The victim was taken to the hospital with a compound fracture and other injuries.
The suspect is white or Hispanic and in his mid 20s. He was 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds and had a beard. He was wearing a dark shirt with cut-off sleeves and black jeans.
Whom to contact
If you have information about this robbery or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at http://www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com/ or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime.
Crime Stoppers case number: 1343
Department case number: 13C039040
Lead detective: Det. Tennyson, Wichita Police Department