Arrest made in connection with two Family Dollar robberies

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The Wichita Police Department arrested 25-year old Toney D. Williams of Topeka in connection with two armed robberies earlier this week and two outstanding warrants.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Wichita police responded to an armed robbery at the Family Dollar in the 2300 block of South Seneca.  Upon arrival, an employee reported that an unknown suspect entered the business, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.  After the robbery, the suspect fled on foot. 

Later in the week, at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to another armed robbery at the Family Dollar in the 1000 block of South Meridian.  As with the Tuesday robbery, the suspect pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money, and again, the suspect fled on foot.  

No injuries occurred in either case.

Through the investigation, investigators were able to identify Williams allegedly being involved in the two crimes.  He was arrested this morning in the 500 block of Chautauqua.

The investigation is ongoing.

The WPD is working with its federal partner, the United States Attorney’s Office, in charging the cases as a violation of the Hobbs Act.

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