Attack On Wichita Woman May Be Tied To Other Cases

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Friday, October 4, 2013

A Wichita woman was able to escape after being attacked overnight, but it may not be an isolated case.

Just after midnight near 11th and Bitting, a 36-year-old woman was walking when she was hit in the head from behind with an unknown object. The suspect who hit her then tried to pull down her pants.

She managed to run away, screaming, and knocking on nearby doors. The suspect got into a blue, compact car and drove away. She described the suspect as an unknown race male, about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds.

Wichita police say there have been three other similar cases this week.

The first happened around 8 p.m. Monday night in the 1800 block of South Stoneybrook. A woman was on her evening walk when two suspects came from behind, punched her in the face and left. She did not get a good description of her attackers.

Around 6:30 Tuesday morning, a woman who lives in the 1600 block of South Woodlawn said she was in her driveway when a man walked up, put a knife to her neck and demanded money. He found cash in her pocket and left. She told officers the suspect was a black male, about 6 feet tall with a stocky build wearing baggy jeans.

Then, Wednesday night, a 39-year-old woman who lives in the 1000 block of South Silverdale Court said she was choked unconscious from behind as she was entering her home. She didn't see who attacked her, and when she woke up, $40 was missing.

Police are concerned and checking to see if these cases could be related. Officers are warning Wichita residents to keep an eye out and to report suspicious activity.

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