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Elderly man robbed by stranger painting his house

WICHITA — An 89-year-old man was knocked down and robbed by a stranger he hired to help paint his south Wichita house Tuesday, police said.

The attack happened at about 1:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Topeka, police said. The suspect pushed the homeowner down, grabbed the wallet from the victim's pants pocket and took cash.

He then headed north on foot. Police are looking for a clean-shaven black man about 5-feet-11 and 165 pounds. He has a thin build, short hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

The elderly man was not injured in the attack.

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