Courts & Crime

Police: Girl in fairy costume helped in Halloween robbery

WICHITA — Police think a little girl dressed in a fairy or princess costume was used as an accomplice in a robbery Halloween night.

A 19-year-old woman told police she was driving Sunday night when a 7- or 8-year-old girl wearing a pink fairy or princess outfit ran into the street, stopped and screamed that she was looking for her mother.

After the woman stopped her car, she said a man approached her driver's side window and demanded she give him all her money. She gave him cash from her purse, police said.

The man and girl then left the scene, and police are still searching for them.

Lt. Darras Delamaide said today the girl's involvement "could have been coincidental," but said she was listed as a suspect.