Crime & Courts

Gunman takes money, cigarettes during convenience store robbery

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A gunman at a Circle K gas station early Friday took money and a carton of cigarettes, police said.

It happened in the 500 block of North Seneca just after 5 a.m., said Wichita police Sgt. Wendell Nicholson.

The store’s clerk, 20, was the only witness; he told police the robber was a white man in his 20s or early 30s, that he carried a chrome or stainless-steel handgun. The clerk also said that the robber, who left on foot, wore a dark bandana and a burnt-orange coat over a gray sweatshirt.

Anyone with knowledge of the robbery should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111, Nicholson said.

Roy Wenzl: 316-268-6219, @roywenzl