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February 13, 2013

Mulvane bank robber may have robbed Haysville bank too

Authorities have released photos of the man who robbed a bank in downtown Mulvane late Tuesday morning.

Authorities have released photos of the man who robbed a bank in downtown Mulvane late Tuesday morning.

The man walked into the Carson Bank on Main Street shortly before 10:45 a.m. and handed a teller a note, Mulvane police Lt. Matt O’Brien said. No weapon was seen or indicated.

He then left the bank and drove off in a 1980s red and white, extended cab Chevy S-10, O’Brien said.

Witnesses said he was in his 40s to mid-50s and was between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-9.

He wore a gray cap, a gray sweatshirt under a sleeveless orange vest and dark wrap-around sunglasses, O’Brien said. He had a reddish turtleneck covering his mouth.

Witnesses also reported he had prominent cheekbones and a sunken mouth.

As the suspect was leaving, O’Brien said, he backed into a gas line.

“We had a major gas leak,” O’Brien said. “It was all over the downtown area, the smell.”

The leak took several hours to repair, he said.

Police now think the same suspect may have robbed the Community Bank in Haysville in November, Mulvane Police Chief Dave Williams said.

The robber in that case used a similar method and also mirrors the description of Tuesday’s robber, he said.

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