Two teens arrested after man beaten, robbed in southeast Wichita

Wichita police arrested two teens shortly after a man was beaten and robbed at a southeast Wichita convenience store Sunday night.

The man had just purchased food at the U.S. Gas store in the 4800 block of East Morris when he was approached by two strangers shortly before 11 p.m., Lt. Doug Nolte said. They struck up a conversation with the 20-year-old victim and eventually asked him if he knew where they could buy some drugs.

The victim became uncomfortable and tried to leave, Nolte said, but one of the suspects pulled out a knife and held it to him while the second suspect took money from him.

A scuffle broke out, and the victim later told police he lost consciousness several times as a result of his head being pounded into the concrete, a police report on the incident states. He also suffered two chipped teeth.

Another 20-year-old man witnessed most of the assault and gave police a description of the suspects, Nolte said. Officers found two men, ages 17 and 18, nearby who matched the descriptions. They were arrested.