SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a series of burglaries and have three teen suspects in custody.
Just after 2:00 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a general alarm at the Cabela’s in the 2400 block of North Greenwich in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson. Upon arrival, officers found that the business was burglarized and property was taken.
Just before 5a.m., police responded to a general alarm at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in the 4600 block of West Kellogg in Wichita. Officers found the business burglarized and property was taken.
Just after 5:10 a.m., officers responded to a general alarm at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in the 2000 block of North Rock Road. They found that the business had been broken into, but there was no property loss.
Just before 6:30 a.m., police responded to an armed robbery at Academy Sports and Outdoors in the 2500 block of North Greenwich. Employees told police teenagers broke into the business and upon seeing the employees, fled. One teen pointed a gun at the employees. There were no injures, and there was no property loss.
Through the investigation of all the cases, a suspect vehicle identified as a white Mercury Mariner, was found to be occupied by the three teen male suspects. Officers observed the suspect vehicle on East Kellogg at South Grove Street. Officers stopped the vehicle at East Lincoln Street and South Hydraulic Avenue in Wichita.
They arrested a 15-year-old boy on requested charges of attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, and theft; a 14-year-old boy on requested charges of attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, theft, and aggravated assault; and a 14-year-old on requested charges of attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, and theft, according to Davidson.
The three teenagers were booked to the Juvenile Detention Facility.
The three teenagers are also accused of a burglary that occurred on Tuesday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods located in 4600 block of West Kellogg, according to Davidson.