Crime & Courts

Three weekend robberies may be linked

Wichita police are investigating three robberies occurring in less than eight hours in the same area of Wichita in which descriptions of the suspect are similar.

"I can't tell you they are all connected, but the descriptions are similar," said Sgt. Steve Yarberry, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

The first robbery was reported at a QuikTrip at 1610 E. Lincoln at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. A clerk told police the man walked into the store with his right hand in his sleeve and told the clerk he would shoot. The man ordered another clerk onto the floor, took an undisclosed amount of cash and a Corona beer, and left the store.

He was described by clerks as a black man in his 40s, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He had a mustache and was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.

In a robbery a few hours later at another QuikTrip, 3216 E. Harry, the clerk reported to police at 6:30 a.m. Sunday that a man walked into the store demanding money from the register, threatening to shoot. The description included that he was a black man wearing a green fleece sweatshirt and was 6 feet, 1 inch tall.

And in a robbery at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at a Dollar General store at 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza, the clerk told police the man was 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet and about 190 pounds. The clerk said he walked into the store indicating he had a gun and demanding money. The clerk opened the cash register and handed him the money.

She reported he was wearing a green jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

No injuries were reported.