Police make arrest in connection to weekend restaurant robberies

WICHITA, Kan. The Wichita Police Department Tuesday arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with two recent robberies to fast-food restaurants in the city. Police have not identified the man they say officers booked on two counts of robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and an aggravated weapons violation.

The first robbery happened about 6:20 p.m. Friday at the Burger King in the 700 block of North Tyler.

Upon arrival, police say officers contacted a 17-year-old employee who reported an unknown suspect entered the store and handed him a note demanding money. That suspect fled the business on foot, police say.

It was a similar situation Saturday at the Taco Bell in the 7300 block of West 21st North.

The report of the second robbery came about 6 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a 23-year-old Taco Bell employee employee who reported an unknown suspect approaching the counter and handing him a note demanding money.

Like the night before at Burger King, the suspect took the money and fled the business on foot, police say.