Crime Stoppers: Thieves wanted in several Wichita burglaries
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police hope you will recognize some bold burglars.
Glenn Patterson says thieves pried the door to his shed open in early November.
"I had the power washer here and the gas tanks," said Patterson.
Patterson's security cameras caught two people sneaking around in the 9300 block of west Harry on November 12. They stole tools, gas cans and keys to his lawnmower.
"I knew they were going to come back the second night because they took the keys," said Patterson.
The next night the same thieves came back. This time Patterson was ready. He disabled the mower and all the vehicles in the shed. They were safe, but the thieves did get away with a long list of things.
Police also believe those same two suspects broke into a storage building right next to the Patterson's and stole an SUV.
"A lot of times they want to sell it quickly," said Wichita Police Officer Trevor Macy. "Whether it's at a pawn shop, Facebook Marketplace or Craig's list, they're trying to get anything they can sell to make a quick buck."
Patterson has installed more cameras, better locks, and a security system. He hopes someone will recognize the thieves before they strike again.
"I just hope they can catch them because you can tell, they're pretty good at what they do," said Patterson.
If you have any information about this case you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars.