SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies are investigating an armed robbery and are asking the public for help with information.
Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to an armed robbery call at a long-term care home in the 600 block of the S. Maize Courthouse in Wichita, according to Officer Trevor Macy.
A 27-year-old employee reported that three unknown suspects had robbed the company.
He reported he was working when he heard a knock on the front door. When she opened the door, three suspects dressed in black coats forcibly entered the facility. Two of the suspects tied up the clerk and the three then stole various drugs before fleeing northwest, where they got into a silver sedan or small SUV waiting near Hayden and Maize Roads. The suspects left the scene heading south on Maize Road.
The suspects were described as a light-skinned African-American male, a white male, and a Hispanic female in her 20s to 30s. One of the suspects was armed with a pistol during the robbery. The victim was not injured.
The Wichita Police Department wants to encourage other similar facilities to be aware of this incident to ensure employees and residents remain safe. Employees and employers should be vigilant and alert to suspicious activity, especially late at night or early in the morning. “It’s also a good idea to have a plan in place for situations like this and to hold regular safety meetings with staff to discuss these plans.”