WICHITA, Kan. -- A Wichita man has been indicted on a federal charge of attempting to rob a Dollar General store.
It happened on February 10 at the Dollar General store near 21st and Piatt. According to the affidavit, that night Wichita police officers were working on a special detail in response to an increase in robberies.
Two officers on that detail in an unmarked car saw a man enter the store, and called for marked units. When they responded, the man ran from the store. Officers eventually found him hiding under a truck in the 2200 block of North Piatt.
Today, 46-year-old Emanuel Goines was charged in the attempted robbery. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
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A man is in police custody after an attempted robbery of a Dollar General store.
It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. near 21st and Piatt in northeast Wichita. Police say a man entered the store and pulled out a handgun. Employees later told officers that something must have spooked him, and he ran from the store without taking anything.
Officers in the area spotted the suspect run from the back of the store, and he was later found hiding underneath a vehicle on Piatt Street. Police took the 46-year-old man into custody and are calling the incident an attempted robbery.
It's unclear if this suspect is connected to a string of robberies and attempted robberies of Dollar General stores across the city, but police are investigating.
KAKE News records show the same store near 21st and Piatt had an attempted robbery on the night of January 18.