UPDATE: Wednesday, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Police now believe the robbery of a Mulvane bank yesterday is connected to a similar robbery late last year in Haysville.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, a man robbed the Carson Bank at 122 W. Main in downtown Mulvane.
The suspect drove away in a 1980s model Chevy S10 extended cab pickup with a long bed. It had a red-white-red faded paint scheme, and is believed to be the same truck that hit a gas line immediately following the robbery.
Police now say the suspect could also be connected to the robbery of a Haysville bank last November. On November 20th around 11 a.m., a man walked into the Community Bank on North Main.
That suspect was described as a white man in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.
Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to call police.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened earlier this morning in Mulvane.
According to the Mulvane Police Department, the Carson Bank at 122 W. Main was robbed at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
"He did not indicate a weapon," said Mulvane Public Safety Director David Williams. "He did not make any threats. He just gave her a note that indicated how much money he wanted and what denominations. She gave it to him. He took the money, put it in his pocket and walked out the door."
Being a small town, nobody inside the bank recognized the robber. He was wearing a heavy jacket, an orange vest and a windbreaker underneath it. He also had on a knit cap and appeared to be in his 50's, Williams said.
Children in Mulvane schools were confined to their buildings for ninety minutes after the robbery. A Mulvane school spokesperson said the district followed basic safety procedures.
Right after the robbery, a gas meter was struck and ruptured by a vehicle. Williams says it's a possibility that the robber parked his getaway vehicle across the street and struck the gas line while leaving.