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Two more armed robbery arrests in Wichita

January 07, 2019 - 2:32 pm

The Wichita Police Department has arrested two additional male suspects regarding separate December armed robberies that left one suspect dead. 

At approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of N. Edgemoor and arrested the 17-year-old boy and the 16-year-old without incident.  A firearm believed to have been used in both robberies was recovered in the vehicle. 

The 17-year-old was booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility on warrants for the robberies, possession of narcotics, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The 16-year-old was booked on warrants for the robberies, possession of narcotics, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and a narcotic violation.  

Another 17-year-old male was arrested on December 30 in reference to the armed robberies.

In the first armed robbery, shortly after noon on Friday, Dec. 28, officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Family Dollar Store, 936 S. Woodlawn. Upon arrival, Officers contacted a 59-year-old female employee. The investigation revealed two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year old entered the store, pointed handguns at a female employee, and demanded property. The suspects who then fled the business took money and cigarettes. There were no injuries in this case.

In the second armed robbery, about two-and-a-half hours later on the same afternoon, officers responded to a shooting at the B & H Fast Trip, 2796 S. Seneca.  Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound; he died from his injuries at a hospital. The investigation revealed two 17-year-old boys and two 16-year-olds entered the store, pointed handguns at an employee and customers, and demanded money. The suspects took money and cigarettes. During the robbery, an armed 42-year-old male customer pulled out his firearm and fired multiple shots toward the suspects, striking one of the 16-year-olds. The suspects exchanged gunfire with the customer before fleeing the business.

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