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Reward offered for tip that solves robbery of unconscious woman

Updated: Friday, January 3 2014, 12:55 PM CST

WICHITA, Kansas - Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for robbing an unconscious woman in a drive-through lane at a local fast-food restaurant.

As 43-year-old Danielle Zimmerman lay unconscious in her gray Nissan Frontier, someone stole her purse, iPhone and wedding ring. 

The incident occurred at the Taco Bell restaurant in the 3700 block of East Harry on the night of Sunday, December 29. 

Zimmerman, who had suffered an aneurism, passed away earlier this week.

On December 30, Wichita police officers were contacted by the Wichita Fire Department near Mt. Vernon and I-135 after firefighters reported children sledding in the area found the purse in the I-135 canal. 

Although Zimmerman's purse, a credit card and her checkbook were recovered, other credit cards, some cash, and her iPhone and wedding ring are still missing.

"It is hard to imagine that someone would steal from an unconscious woman," said Gordon Bassham, executive director of the Wichita Crime Commission. 

"Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact us anonymously so the robber can be brought to justice."

Bassham said Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 to the person who provides the tip that leads to an arrest in the case. 

Tips can be submitted by calling 316-267-2111; online at; or by cell phone text message by calling CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with TIP217.  All ways are safe and anonymous, and no one will ever ask the tipster's name.

"Since there were several people trying to help Ms. Zimmerman at the time of the incident, we hope they or someone else might have information about the robber," Bassham said. "There is someone out there who can help solve this crime."

Reward offered for tip that solves robbery of unconscious woman

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