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Police looking for information in alleged robbery

Police are interested in hearing from anyone who can corroborate a man’s claim that he was attacked and robbed in west Wichita on Tuesday afternoon.

The 29-year-old man told a 911 operator that he was hit with a piece of wood and beaten by a group of men behind the Dollar General shortly after 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Douglas, Lt. Doug Nolte said. They stole money and a necklace from him, he claimed.

But the victim began changing his story once officers arrived, Nolte said, and he had no visible bruises or other injuries.

“He’s claimed a lot of different things,” Nolte said. “We’re just trying to figure out if anything actually happened.”

Anyone who witnessed the attack is encouraged to call police, Nolte said. The victim was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for evaluation and released.

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