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FBI searching for armed robber who stole cash from south Wichita bank

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The FBI Bank Robbers App makes it easy for the public to help the FBI identify and catch the most violent and prolific serial bank robbers. Surveillance photos of suspects, as well as dates about bank robberies are available on the app.

Update 7/18/19: The FBI has released photos of an armed robber who stole cash from the Southwest National Bank at 3101 S. Seneca in Wichita early Wednesday morning.

The bank surveillance images show the robber dressed from head to foot in dark-colored clothing and holding a handgun. The robber’s face is completely covered.

The FBI said Wednesday that the robber showed a bank employee the gun and demanded money then fled on foot. The robber remains at large.

Original story: The FBI is searching for an armed man who robbed a south Wichita bank on Wednesday morning.

The Southwest National Bank at 3101 S. Seneca was robbed by a man sometime before 8:30 a.m., FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said by e-mail. The man showed bank employees a hand gun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Patton said.

No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a black man who is about 40, about six feet tall and wearing a black ski mask and dark colored clothing.

The FBI plans to release photos of the alleged robber later Wednesday. This is a developing news situation. Check Kansas.com later for updates.

The FBI Bank Robbers App makes it easy for the public to help the FBI identify and catch the most violent and prolific serial bank robbers. Surveillance photos of suspects, as well as dates about bank robberies are available on the app.

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Amy Renee Leiker has been reporting for The Wichita Eagle since 2010. She covers crime, courts and breaking news and updates the newspaper’s online databases. You can reach her at 316-268-6644. She’s an avid reader and mom of three in her non-work time.
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