Police: Woman beaten, choked during robbery in southeast Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police are searching for a man who beat a woman and choked her until she was unconscious during a robbery at a southeast Wichita business. 

The robbery happened at around 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lucky Spa at 1612 South Glendale, near Harry and Oliver. Officer Charley Davidson said the suspect struck the 63-year-old woman woman several times and choked her before taking cash from the business. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the victim woke several hours later and went to a nearby cellphone store to get help. Officers initially got the call at 9:50 Wednesday morning. 

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officer Davidson described the suspect as a white male in his 30s, standing about 5-foot-2 and weighing 140 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.