Wichita Dollar General employees, customer pepper-sprayed during robbery

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say employees of a local Dollar General store and one of its customers were pepper-sprayed during an armed robbery.

The robbery happened at around 9:50 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General at 1206 West Douglas, near Seneca. An employee told officers that three suspects entered the store, and one of them pepper-sprayed the employees and a customer.

Officer Paul Cruz said the other two suspects were armed and money, cigarettes and an employee's purse were taken from the business.

The suspects were last seen leaving on foot. The two employees and the customer were treated by EMS at the scene.

Officer Cruz described the suspects as follows:

  • Medium build black male standing 5-foot-10, wearing a red hoodie, a white t-shirt, black shoes, a black and brown mask and had a black bag
  • Medium build black male standing 5-foot-10, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, gray sweatpants and a gray ski mask
  • Black male standing 6 feet tall, wearing a gray jacket, a red or maroon ski mask and blue jeans

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Cruz said investigators are working to determine if Thursday night's robbery is connected to others. 

Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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