Two sought after stealing purse from Sedgwick County Courthouse

Two sought in purse snatching

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WICHITA, Kansas – Investigators have released surveillance video looking for the public’s help in finding a woman who appears to have stolen a purse from the security checkpoint at the Sedgwick County Courthouse.

“Just from looking at the videos, it appears it was a crime of opportunity,” said Capt. Michael Stover with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department.

It happened September 25 around 8:50 a.m.

Another woman had left her purse on the conveyor belt of an x-ray machine during the morning rush.

When she returned to the checkpoint, the purse was already gone.

The video clearly shows a woman placing the small purse into her large bag.

Deputies also released video of another man going through the checkpoint that was spotted leaving the courthouse with the suspect.

Anyone who has information on the case is asked to call Sheriff Investigations at 316-660-5300 or call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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