Burglar nabbed after hitting liquor store

WICHITA — A burglar bearing a backpack of booty was spotted leaving Best Liquor and Smokes Shop in west Wichita early this morning, police said.

The suspect ran from the store at 2940 W. Central at about 1 a.m., a witness told authorities. Officers responding to the call found the suspect and his vehicle not far away in the 600 block of North Gordon.

The 39-year-old man was taken into custody, and the stolen merchandise — cigarettes, alcohol and money — was confiscated.