Crime & Courts

South Wichita business robbed Tuesday afternoon

Wichita police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a Loansmart employee at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon and his getaway driver.

Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said the two men fled southbound on Broadway in a black Toyota Camry after one walked into the store, 3912 S. Broadway, at about 1:15 p.m., demanded money and took personal items from the 30-year-old woman working there. Witnesses described the gunman as black, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds wearing a black Nike-brand hooded sweatshirt and black pants with red stripes down the legs, Espinoza said.

The driver was Asian, about 5-feet, 11 inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds, he said.

The Camry may have had out-of-state tags, Espinoza said.

Espinoza wouldn’t give specifics on the items stolen or the amount of cash lost. Loansmart bills itself as providing cash loans on car titles.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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