Two robberies that happened about nine hours apart in Wichita on Monday may have been committed by the same person, police said Tuesday.
The man matched the same description in both robberies, Lt. Randy Reynolds said.
In the first incident, a man armed with a handgun demanded money at Family Dollar, 355 W. 21st St., about 1:45 p.m. He fled on foot, Reynolds said.
At 10:30 p.m., a man used a handgun to steal money from a Phillips 66, 2190 N. Rock Rd., Reynolds said. That suspect also fled on foot.
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In both cases, the suspect was described as a black man wearing a blue bandana over his face, a black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. The suspect was described at 6-foot tall in the Family Dollar robbery and 6-2 in the Phillips 66 holdup.
“This possibly is the same person,” Reynolds said.