(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita Police call it an "unusual" crime trend. Twice this week, burglars have broken into homes, committed burglaries, and then started fires.
Investigators say there are similarities, between the incident Tuesday morning on S. Stoneybrook and the one Wednesday night on N. North Shore, but they can't say for certain the cases are connected.
"It's curious, but not unheard of," said Wichita Fire Investigator Stuart Bevis of the cases. Bevis noted there are also dissimilarities between the incidents.
The burglary fires happened on opposite sides of town at opposite times of day, Bevis said. The points of entry were opposite as well, with the Stoneybrook thief entering the front door and the other arsonist prying open a basement walk-out door.