Man charged in Wichita bank robbery

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A Wichita man has been charged with robbing a bank near downtown earlier this week.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 50-year-old Brent Allen Drees was charged in federal court Friday with one count of bank robbery. He was arrested Thursday following a tip to Crime Stoppers. 

A criminal complaint and affidavit alleges that Drees robbed the Conway Bank at 121 East Kellogg on Tuesday. The document says he entered the bank and gave a teller a note saying, "Give me $3,000 and you won't get hurt."

Drees was released from Bureau of Prisons custody in July 2017 after serving a 46-month sentence for bank robbery.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

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Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank near downtown Wichita.

Officers were called at around 1:45 p.m. to a robbery at Conway Bank at 121 East Kellogg, near Main Street. Sgt. Kelly O'Brien said a note was given to a teller and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation described the suspect as 40- to 50-year-old white man, about six feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds. He wore a dark blue shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap/ Sgt. O'Brien also said he had reddish hair, missing lower teeth and walked with a limp.

The suspect was last seen walking westbound through the neighborhood.

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