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Robber threatened, used stun gun on Towne East mall security guard, police say

Wichita police discuss late-night robbery at Towne East

Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson gave details about a robbery at Towne East Square mall late Sunday night that involved mall security guards. He spoke at Monday's briefing. (April 22, 2019)
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Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson gave details about a robbery at Towne East Square mall late Sunday night that involved mall security guards. He spoke at Monday's briefing. (April 22, 2019)

Wichita police are looking for a man who reportedly used a stun gun on a Towne East Square security guard late Sunday after the mall was closed.

The man got into the mall, approached and threatened two female security guards, 33 and 66, who were working after hours at the mall, 7700 E. Kellogg, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said Monday . The man went to the security office, demanded money from the guards and used the stun gun on one of the women. He took a cellphone from one of the women when she tried to call 911 and then ran away, Davidson said.

Davidson wasn’t sure exactly how the man got into the mall so late. The man threatened the guards at about 11:50 p.m., Davidson said.

The man is described as black, in his 20s or 30s, 5-foot-8 and about 160 pounds. He wore a black coat, black and orange gloves and was carrying “a large black Taser,” Davidson said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call Wichita police detectives at 316-268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Crime Stoppers tips can also be left online at www.wichitasedgwickcountycrimestoppers.com or through the P3 mobile application.

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Amy Renee Leiker has been reporting for The Wichita Eagle since 2010. She covers crime, courts and breaking news and updates the newspaper’s online databases. You can reach her at 316-268-6644. She’s an avid reader and mom of three in her non-work time.
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