Crime & Courts

Teen arrested in connection with robbery of truck from 82-year-old at Towne East Square

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with two Wichita robberies, including that of a truck from an 82-year-old man at Towne East Mall.

Officers were dispatched to a carjacking in a parking lot at Towne East Square Mall shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. An 82-year-old man told police he was walking out of the mall with his keys in his hand when someone approached and demanded the keys, said Officer Kevin Wheeler with the Wichita Police Department at a briefing Friday.

The suspect, a white male, pushed the elderly man then took his red 2012 Ford F-150.

In the second robbery early Friday, a white male and a black female entered a Circle K at 1200 South Rock Road and robbed the store with a knife, Wheeler said.

The 15-year-old, whose name is not being released by police, was booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility on two counts of aggravated robbery.

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