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Wichita Police arrested two men, ages 41 and 27, after they were involved in two different thefts in the span of seven hours from Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
Wichita Police Sergeant Scott Brunow said the first theft came around 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gordman's store located in the 7000 block of West Central.
A 27-year-old man attempted to steal $380 worth of merchandise from the Gordman's store, but before he and his 41-year-old accomplice were able to get away, he got into a struggle with a 61-year-old loss prevention officer.
The stolen items were left at the scene, but the loss prevention officer was able to give police a description of the vehicle.
The second theft came around 3:45 a.m. Sunday at the Walmart in the 6100 block of west Kellogg. There, the two men stole more than $2,000 in merchandise, and were able to get away from the store without struggle.
A short time later, police located a vehicle matching the description from the Gordman's theft. A pursuit ensued, ending a short time later in the 2600 block of south Topeka.
The two men were arrested and are charged with felony theft. The 41-year-old man was charged with evading and eluding arrest and felony drug charges.