Old Town business burglarized, owner says this isn’t the first time

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Jonathan Endicott says he started his business, SlickWraps, in his basement seven years ago.

Ever since, the business has grown, so much so, he moved it from Andover into a remodeled building in Wichita’s Old Town in April of 2015.

While business has been growing, Endicott says there has been problems.

Last September, four bikes he purchased for his employees to use were stolen.

Things have gotten worse this year.  Endicott says his business has been the target of theft eight times.

Endicott says the latest incident happened Wednesday morning.

He says surveillance video from the security cameras inside his business showed a bold burglar breaking a garage door window and crawling inside.

“He stole an iPad for sure, stole a couple different wireless UPC monitor, scanners, computer monitor, so far we valued everything at a little under $2,000,” said Endicott.

Endicott says the other seven times dealt primarily with copper being taken from the buildings air conditioning units.

He says he’s taken measures to make his facility more safe and secure.

“We have cameras all over, the 4k cameras, state of the art wireless security system, we have sensors on pretty much everything has sensors on it,” said Endicott.

Endicott says altogether, he has 16 cameras keeping an eye over his business.

Outside of the building, he says he had custom steel enclosures put in to make sure his AC units weren’t vandalized anymore.

However, this latest round of theft has Endicott contemplating whether it is time to move his business out of Old Town.

“At night, I’m scared that every night we’re going to get broken into and actually this time it really did happen,” said Endicott.

KSN reached out to the Wichita Police Department to see if they are looking into this case and if they could do anything to help.

Officer Charley Davidson says he was following up with detectives and community policing officers, to look into whether they need to increase patrols in that area.