Surveillance captures attack near downtown Wichita

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in August. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Police say the attack happened around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the entry way of an apartment building near 2nd and Topeka.

The 58-year-old victim tells police a man had been walking closely behind her for about a block and followed her into the building.

Surveillance video shows the man making small talk with the woman. When she turns her back, he pulls out a 2x2-inch piece of wood that is concealed under his shirt and beats her with the wood.

The was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

Her attacker is described as a Black man wearing a black hat with a distinctive white logo and dark dress shoes.

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