Elderly man robbed at gunpoint in east Wichita

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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WICHITA, Kan.-- An elderly man was robbed at gunpoint and forced to drive to the bank to get cash in east Wichita on Monday afternoon.

"It just spooked me so bad, being the age that I am, 86," said Will, who did not want to be recognized.

Around 3 p.m. on Monday, he got back inside his unlocked car after filling a prescription at the Hart Pharmacy on 13th and Woodlawn.

"I was in there no more than five minutes 'cause it didn't take them long," he said.

A stranger jumped in his car and sat in his passenger's side seat. At first he demanded to be driven to Tupolo, Mississippi, and then he forced Will to get him cash.

"He had a gun, I'd just seen the barrel of it, like pointing at me. He told me if I jumped out, he'd shoot me," said Will.

Will said he was spooked and afraid. He complied with the robber and drove to the Sunflower Bank near Harry and Oliver. He withdrew $1,500 from inside the bank, while the robber kept his car keys.

"I just went along with him. I just wanted to get rid of him and it cost me $1,500 to get rid of him," he said.

The suspect was dropped off at the Dillons near Harry and Edgemoor. He is described as a black man in his 50s, over 200 pounds, with light complexion and a small mustache.

If you have any information, call police.


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