FBI offers $5,000 reward in Wichita bank robbery case

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who robbed a Wichita bank last month.

The robbery happened the morning of Tuesday, February 13 at the Capitol Federal bank at 4000 East Harry. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money. He also left a black bag with a yellow smiley face on it, claiming the bag contained a bomb. No device was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local FBI office or submit a tip here.


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Wichita police and federal authorities are searching for the suspect in a robbery at a bank on the city's southeast side.

Officers were called at around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery at the Capitol Federal bank at 4000 East Harry, near St. Joseph Hospital. 

An FBI spokesperson said the suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect left a black bag with a yellow smiley face on it, claiming the bag contained a bomb.

The suspect left it at the bank. No device was found.

The robber was last seen on foot heading north from the bank. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was described as a black male standing 6-foot-1 and weighing about 240 pounds. He wore a camo mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt and gloves.

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

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