Crime of the Week

August 8, 2014

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The crime

About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, a man went into Central Plains Distributing at 1508 E. Harry, had a brief conversation with an older employee and then asked to use the phone. He dialed a fake number and then grabbed a ceramic vase off the desk and hit the employee multiple times while demanding money. After he got a small amount of cash, the robber ran away. The employee was treated for multiple cuts.

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 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, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1432

Department case number: 14C048953

Lead detective: Det. Supancic, Wichita Police Department

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