Wichita police looking into similar robberies

Wichita police are investigating three robberies that occurred in less than eight hours in the same area of Wichita. The robber in each was wearing similar clothing, police say.

"I can't tell you they are all connected but the descriptions are similar," said Sgt. Steve Yarberry, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

The first robbery was reported at a QuikTrip, 1610 E. Lincoln, at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. A clerk at the store told police a man walked into the store with his right hand in his sleeve and told the clerk he would shoot. He ordered another clerk on the floor, took an undisclosed amount of cash, a Corona beer and left.

The employees' described the man as an African-American man in his 40s; approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He had a mustache and was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.

The second robbery happened at another QuikTrip at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday at 3216 E. Harry. The clerk there said police that an African-American man walked into the QuikTrip, demanding money from the register and threatening to shoot. The man was wearing a green fleece sweatshirt and was 6-foot-1.

The third robbery occurred at about 8:10 a.m. Sunday at a Dollar General Store, 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza, near Lincoln. A store employee described an African-American man in his 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet, weighing about 190 pounds. He walked into the store indicating he had a gun and demanding money, according to police. She opened the cash register and handed him money.

She reported he was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

No injuries were reported in any of the robberies.