A robber who evidently targeted Circle K stores in Wichita last Sunday had one successful attempt—and one spectacular failure.
Wichita police said a man went to the convenience store at 9 p.m. and bought an item. When the register opened, he leapt over the counter and lunged at the cash. However, the employee behind the counter had a firearm, which he drew and fired at the suspect. The attempted robber ran from the store with no money, however police have not apprehended the man so they don’t know if he was hit by the gunfire.
Then, about an hour later, an identical incident occurred at another local Circle K. When a man made a purchase and the register opened, he demanded money, took it and fled the store. Investigators are still trying to determine if both robbery attempts are connected.