Police seek help in pair of residential robberies

The crime

Just after 1 a.m. Monday, April 15, two residential robberies occurred in the 1500 block of North Montana. Three men, one armed with a shotgun, were able to get into the first residence and surprise the victim. The victim was held at gunpoint while the other two suspects went through the residence. Electronics were the only thing taken.

The second robbery occurred just up the street shortly after the first robbery. The suspects are thought to be the same men involved in the first robbery. They knocked on the door. When the homeowner answered, one suspect pointed a handgun at him. The victim was forced to lie on the ground and was tied up while the other robbers went through his residence. After they left he was able to untie himself and contact police. There were officers already nearby working the first scene. Loss was electronics, cash and miscellaneous items.

Whom to contact

If you have information about these robberies or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1320

Department case number: 13C0023253 and 13C023259

Lead detective: Det. Alexander, Wichita Police Department