UPDATE: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Police are searching for a man they say robbed the CornerBank in Winfield on Saturday.
The robbery happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the CornerBank at 1905 E. 9th Avenue.
Police say the man walked into the bank and gave the teller a note. The note indicated he wanted money.
"No weapon was seen," Winfield Police Chief Danny Parker said. "He didn't display one, he didn't indicate he had one."
The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the robber.
"He took it and stuffed it in his pockets," Parker said. "Then he walked out. He wasn't in there for more than a minute or two minutes at the most."
Police say he got into an older "boxy-style" gray or silver passenger car he parked in front of a mailbox across the street.
Police describe the suspect as a white male about 40 to 50 years old. They say he's between 5'8'' and 6'0'' and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray stocking cap with a Batman logo and pigtails on the sides of the cap. He also had on dark sunglasses, a light gray jacket with a yellow collar, blue jeans, and black shoes.
The FBI was on scene Saturday assisting with the investigation. Police say it's possible this same man is responsible for bank robberies in Mulvane and Haysville.
"It appears to be similar in the method used with the note and so forth but we can't say for sure that it's connected," Parker said.
The robbery Saturday in Winfield happened right across the street from where Barb Jacques lives.
"It's a big shock to think that this could even happen in Winfield, Kan.," Jacques said.
She was at home when it happened but didn't realize something was wrong until her daughter came home minutes later.
"She goes, 'Mom, the police are all over the bank!' And I said, 'What?'" Jacques said.
She says she has traditionally left her front door wide open because she feels so comfortable in her neighborhood but says this has been a big wake up call for her.
"The doors will start being locked for sure," Jacques said. "The windows will be locked 24/7 just in case. So, yea, it put a little scare back into me."
Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to call the Winfield Police Department at (620) 221-5555.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Authorities in Winfield are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a bank on the town's east side Saturday morning.
The robbery happened around 11 a.m. at Corner Bank in the 1900 block of East 9th Avenue.
Winfield police say a man in his mid 50s entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. He made off with an unknown amount of cash. No weapon was seen.
The suspect is described as a white male, around 5-foot-8, 150 pounds and was wearing a gray stocking cap with a Batman logo, dark sunglasses, a jacket with yellow accents, blue jeans and black shoes. Police believe he is driving an older-model gray passenger car.
No other information has been released.
We have a crew at the scene and will provide updates as soon as more information becomes available.