Crime of the Week

August 1, 2014

Police seek help in identifying Dollar General robbery suspects

Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, the Dollar General at 1919 E. Pawnee was robbed. Two men entered the store, and one pointed a handgun at the employee. They forced him to the back of the store where the office is located.

The crime

Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, the Dollar General at 1919 E. Pawnee was robbed. Two men entered the store, and one pointed a handgun at the employee. They forced him to the back of the store where the office is located.

When they couldn't get into the office they grabbed miscellaneous items and damaged the cash register when they tried to get into it. They ran east from the store; the employee wasn't injured.

The first suspect is a black man in his mid 20s, about 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds. He was wearing white shorts with a white and dark striped T-shirt, dark shoes and a red hat with a sticker on it. The second suspect is a dark-skinned black man in his mid-20s, about 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, black shorts, long black socks and white shoes. He had a gray shirt over his face and was carrying the black handgun.

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 www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.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 $2,500, 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: 1430

Department case number: 14C048220

Lead detective: Det. Davis, Wichita Police Department

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