Kansas robber recognizes victim from prison, gives wallet back

KANSAS CITY, Kansas Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:08pm EST

Related Topics

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - A Kansas robber who helped seize a man's cell phone and wallet at gunpoint recognized the victim as an ex-convict he had served time with and gave the possessions back, police said on Thursday.

A Wichita, Kansas man reported that two young men approached him on the street late on Wednesday, one of them brandishing a large semi-automatic handgun, Wichita police Sergeant Joe Schroeder said.

The gunman demanded the victim's phone and took his wallet while the second man searched his pockets, Schroeder said.

"Then, he (the second man) realized he spent some time in prison with him. He apologized, shook hands and walked away," Schroeder said.

Although the victim went to police and said he knew one of the robbers in prison, the man said he did not think he could identify them in a suspect line-up, Schroeder said.

(Editing by Greg McCune and Eric Walsh)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (3)
spockers wrote:
Did anyone else get all misty-eyed reading this, or is it just me?

Nov 15, 2012 9:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ralphooo wrote:
Honor among thieves!

Nov 15, 2012 9:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:
@Ralphooo , Damn you stole my line! hahahaha

Nov 16, 2012 1:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

Full focus