Police arrest suspect in 7 recent robberies


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police arrested one suspect involved in seven different robberies in the area.

Two happened Monday night in southeast Wichita. According to police, the O’Reilly Auto Parts store was robbed in the 3100 block of East Pawnee by two men around 9:21 p.m.

Police said two officers were determined to stop the robberies and went to the O’Reilly’s in the 4800 block of East Lincoln.

“After they set up, a very short time, seconds after setting up across the street, the officers observed two males exit the store with their faces covered,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, Wichita Police Department. “The officers gave chase on foot, and they captured one of the male suspects.”

Arrest record indicate 22-year-old Brandon Vernon Wells was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for seven counts of robbery. The second suspect is still on the run. If you know anything about him, call Crimestoppers at 267-2111

Here are the following locations involved in the robberies:

  • Jan. 27 – Circle K, 1200 South Rock Road
  • Jan. 28 – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 4800 East Lincoln
  • Jan. 30 – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 4600 South Broadway
  • Feb. 4 – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 4100 West Central
  • Feb. 5 – Auto Zone, 3300 North Rock Road
  • Feb. 6 – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 4800 East Lincoln
  • Feb. 6 – O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 3100 East Pawnee

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

3 Day Forecast

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories