Wichita police search for man connected to 2 bank robberies

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police filled the parking lot of the Wheat State Credit Union in south Wichita.

The bank was hit by an armed robber.... And investigators think they know who did it.

 "Armed with a black handgun, pointed the handgun at them and began demanding money,” Officer Charley Davidson said.

Police say the suspect who hit this bank is the same man who held up the Fidelity Bank on North Woodlawn last week.

Surveillance photos show the suspect walking in with a handgun. Like his latest robbery, he also threatened tellers, but in this hold-up before leaving he sprayed them with pepper spray and took off in a silver car.

That evidence was enough for police to identify the man as 31-year-old Mack Colvin Jr. Police are looking for Colvin but so far, no arrests have been made.

"Where is this guy at, if they know who he is why can’t they find him,” Gene Wetta said.

Wetta used to live a few blocks from the fidelity bank, and says he's worried about the type of people roaming the streets here.

"They've gotta do something about it. I think we need more police on this side of town."

So far no one's been hurt but police worry that could change if he strikes again.

Colvin is considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about this case -- call 911. 

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Wichita police are asking for help in finding a man in connection with two recent bank robberies. 

Police say 31-year-old Mack Colvin Jr., is wanted for questioning for Tuesday's robbery at Wheat State Credit Union near Harry and Oliver and last Wednesday's robbery at Fidelity Bank near 13th and Woodlawn. 

Colvin stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 230 pounds. Officer Charley Davidson said Colvin should be considered armed an dangerous. 

A Volkswagen used in both robberies has been recovered by police. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately. 


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Wichita police and the FBI are investigating whether Tuesday morning's armed robbery at a credit union is connected to another robbery.

Officers were called at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to Wheat State Credit Union at 1400 South Oliver. Employees told them than a black man wearing all black entered the credit union, pointed a handgun and demanded money.

Money was given to the suspect and he left in a black Volkswagen Passat, staff told police.

No one was hurt.

The Fidelity Bank at 1306 North Woodlawn was robbed last Wednesday. The suspect in that robbery was described as a black man wearing a black hat, a dark sport coat and sunglasses. He left in a black four-door Volkswagen CC

Wichita police search for suspect in armed robbery at Fidelity Bank

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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