Friday, 10 February 2017 11:20

Two KS O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores Robbed; Suspect Arrested

Written by KAKE News

A string of robberies at an auto parts chain in Wichita, KS took a new twist on February 6, when two of them were robbed within minutes of each other.

But this time, police have arrested a suspect.


Police say the first call came around 9:15 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts near Pawnee and Hillside. Two men entered, one showing a gun. They escaped with an unknown amount of cash.


While detectives searched for evidence there, a second O'Reilly store was robbed about ten minutes later at Lincoln and Oliver, about three miles away. The description was similar: two men, one with a gun, escaping with money. But after the second holdup, police found a man matching a description of a suspect. That man was arrested, while a second suspect remains at large.


This makes five holdups at O'Reilly stores across Wichita in ten nights. The string actually began at Lincoln and Oliver January 28, followed by robberies at 47th and South Broadway on January 30 and Central and West on February 4.


In all five cases, the stores were robbed at night. Police say the first three holdups also involved two armed men stealing money. No one has been injured in any of the robberies.


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