Police search for man who robbed Wichita bank

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A robber used pepper spray on employees of a Wichita bank during a holdup, police said.   

Officers were called to the Southwest National Bank branch at 3101 South Seneca just before noon last Friday. Employees told officers the suspect entered the bank and was armed with a handgun and pepper spray. 

The suspect demanded money, sprayed two employees with the pepper spray and then fled. Police Sgt. Scott Moon said two bank employees were treated at the scene.

The robber was described as a medium- to heavy-set black man standing 5-foot-9. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and a skull mask. He was believed to be driving a Ford Explorer with Kansas tag 297 KYP. The tag had been reported stolen. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or 911.

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