Crime of the Week

Can you help solve this crime? (May 28, 2016)

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The crime

On Tuesday, at approximately 2:44 a.m., officers from the Wichita Police Department responded to the Dollar General Store at 4610 E. 13th St. for a burglary. The front glass door to the business was broken, and the officer discovered a large rock that appeared to have been thrown through the front door. A large glass cigarette case had been shattered and several packs of cigarettes were taken. A hammer was found on the floor near the shattered glass cigarette case, which is thought to have been left behind by the suspect. A glove was located outside of the business, which is also thought to have been left by the suspect.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this burglary or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1620

Department case number: 16C35586

Lead detective: Eddie Melon, Wichita Police Department