Crime & Courts

These robbers weren’t exactly who they said they were, Wichita police say

Police say they think two people pretended to be a woman in order to rob a 19-year-old man in a south Wichita apartment.

Officer Charley Davidson said a 15-year-old, whose name was not given, and 20-year-old Ricky D. Wright were both arrested on charges of aggravated robbery. Davidson said officers think the two suspects pretended to be a woman in text messages and lured the victim to an apartment complex in the 4200 block of South Hydraulic. The victim arrived around 1:15 p.m.

“When entering the apartment complex building he was approached by Wright and the 15-year-old male, who pulled out a handgun and a knife,” Davidson said.

Police said the two took off in a red Honda Civic with the victim’s money before being stopped by police in the 1300 block South Ellis. Davidson said officers recovered a gun, knife and money stolen from the victim. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Michael Stavola covers breaking news at The Wichita Eagle. He’s won a national and several state awards during his five years of working at newspapers in Kansas. He plans to finish his MBA at Wichita State University in spring 2020. Michael likes to exercise, hunt and spend time with his wife and their dog, Marley.