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Two Wichita robberies may be connected to others in area

If you witness a crime, here’s what to do

Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

Shortly after the Wichita Police Department announced it is investigating the possible connection between two weekend armed robberies, two more aggravated robberies occurred.

Now the department is investigating a connection between the four robberies, as the “descriptions are somewhat similar,” Officer Charley Davidson said Tuesday.

At 9 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to an aggravated robbery at Pete’s Liquor in the 300 block of West Harry, Davidson said. When they arrived, an employee said that a man entered the store, displayed a black handgun and demanded money.

The man took money and liquor before running away.

The black man was described as being in his 30s or 40s, about 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 9 inches tall and with a medium build. He had black facial hear and was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and a ball cap with a blue bill.

Then, at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to an aggravated robbery at the QuikTrip in the 1500 block of South Seneca. An employee told police that a man entered the store, displayed a black handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

The man took both the cigarettes and the money before running away.

The employee described the man as having a medium build, about 6 feet tall and with a short beard. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt and faded blue jeans.

No injuries were reported in either of the reported robberies.

If you have any additional information, contact Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or robbery detectives at 316-268-4407.

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