Jiffy Lube in southeast Wichita robbed

WICHITA — An armed man robbed a Jiffy Lube in southeast Wichita on Wednesday night, police said.

The man walked into the business at 1624 E. Pawnee at about 6:30 p.m. and asked for a cigarette, Lt. Doug Nolte said. When the manager walked away to get one, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

After he was given cash, the man left the business. He is a white man between 35 and 40 years of age who is about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He had a thin build and a goatee with long chin hair, the manager told police.

The man had short brown hair and was wearing a gray tanktop and black shorts. He left the area on foot, the manager told police.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Tips can also be submitted online at or from a mobile phone by texting TIP217 then the message to CRIMES (274637).