From Good Samaritan to victim, man says he was robbed at gun point

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A Wichita man says he thought he was helping a man out who needed a ride until he says he pulled a gun.

KSN spoke with the 73-year-old victim who did not want to go on camera but did say it all started when a man offered him money to take him to McDonalds.

“It hurts my heart,” says Shirley Achatiz.

“It is definitely a shame,” Jeff Hawes adds.

That’s how shoppers are reacting after hearing about the robbery.

“They took advantage of someone with a tender heart,” says Achatiz. “It is never okay to take advantage of someone.”

The victim tells KSN he was at the Dillons on 37th and Woodlawn when a man approached him offering him $100 for a ride to McDonald’s.

He says that’s where he drove when he says another man got into the car at the Dillons on 21st and Rock.

He says the other man asked to go to a bank, then Taco Bell, before finally ending up at Meritrust where the victim says one of the men pulled out a gun and demanded him to go get him cash.

“You asked for help and someone offered it to you and you preyed on that,” Achatiz says.

The victim was robbed of more than $2,000 in cash and another $1,000 in personal items at what many consider a safe Dillons.

“People are going to be people , and I am not going to let that affect me. Someone who decided to bring bad and hate into here,” says Achatiz.

Despite what happened shoppers say they will not be deterred. 

“It is a little shocking but crime happens everywhere,” says Hawes. “People are going to take advantage where they can.”

Police say they are still investigating and have not made any arrests yet in the case. Shoppers say they will be using more caution when they go shopping from now on.

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