Crime & Courts

3 suspects in custody after bank robbery in south Wichita

Dillons at Broadway and 47th Street South (May 20, 2016)
Dillons at Broadway and 47th Street South (May 20, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Three suspects were arrested after a bank robbery and subsequent police chase Friday, authorities said.

A Sedgwick County emergency dispatch supervisor gave this account:

A man attempted to rob the Fidelity Bank branch at 31st and Seneca at about 11:13 a.m., but he left without going inside the bank.

A bank robbery was reported at the Intrust Bank branch inside the Dillons at Broadway and 47th Street South at about 11:30 a.m., the dispatch supervisor said. A police officer responding to the report of a robbery spotted the vehicle linked to the Intrust robbery, and a chase began.

The suspects bailed from the vehicle southeast of Pawnee and I-135. One was apprehended in the area of George Washington Boulevard and Menlo Street. The second suspect was caught a short time later, and the third was arrested shortly after 12:15 p.m.

It’s unclear whether the attempted robbery of Fidelity and the robbery of the Intrust branch are connected, the supervisor said.

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