Crime & Courts

Police look for robbery suspects from multiple incidents Wednesday night

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Police are looking for suspects connected to a pair of armed robberies in the Wichita area Wednesday night.

Sgt. Nikki Woodrow of the Wichita Police Department said a report of an armed robbery at the Maize Food Mart in the 10700 block of West Kellogg came in at around 8 p.m.

Woodrow said a 51-year-old store employee said a man brandished a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. The employee, who was uninjured, refused to give up either.

The suspect ran from the store on foot. Police are looking for a 5-foot-6 man in his 20s weighing about 150 pounds. The suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and had a black bandana covering his face, Woodrow said.

About an hour before the reported West Kellogg robbery, police responded to an armed robbery call at the Family Dollar at 2201 E. Central.

Woodrow said three Family Dollar employees told responding officers that two suspects with concealed faces pointed handguns at them and demanded money, which they received from the store’s register. The suspects then fled on foot, Woodrow said.

Police are looking for a 6-foot-4-inch man in his 20s weighing about 160 pounds and a 6-foot man in his 20s weighing about 180 pounds. The first suspect was dressed in black and had a silver handgun, while the second suspect was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and a green bandana and brandishing a black handgun.

There was also a report Wednesday night of an armed robbery at a Subway shop in Goddard. Woodrow said Thursday morning that she didn’t have any information on that reported robbery.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath