Jan 25, 2023

Employee tied up during armed robbery of Kan. long term care home

Posted Jan 25, 2023 10:00 PM

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an armed robbery and asking the public for help with information.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to an armed robbery call at a longterm care home in the 600 block of S. Maize Court in Wichita, according to Officer Trevor Macy. 

A 27-year-old female employee reported that three unknown suspects had robbed the business. 

She reported that she was working when she heard a knock at the front door. When she opened the door, three suspects dressed in black scrubs forced their way into the facility. Two of the suspects tied up the employee, and the three then stole various medications before fleeing to the northwest, where they entered a silver hatchback or small SUV waiting near Hayden and Maize Road.  The suspects left the scene Southbound on Maize Road.

The suspects were described as a light-complected African-American male, a white male, and a 20 to 30-year-old Hispanic female. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun during the robbery. The victim was not injured.

The Wichita Police Department wants to encourage other similar facilities to be aware of this incident to ensure that employees and residents remain safe. Employees and employers must be alert and observant for suspicious activity – especially at late night or early morning hours. "It’s also a good idea to have a plan in place for situations like this and have regular safety meetings with staff to discuss these plans."