MULVANE, Kan. - Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened earlier this morning in Mulvane.
According to the Mulvane Police Department, the Carson Bank at 122 W. Main was robbed at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
"He did not show a weapon," said Mulvane Public Safety Director David Williams. "He did not make any threats. He just gave her a note that indicated how much money he wanted and what denominations. She gave it to him. He took the money and his note, put it in his pocket, and walked out the door."
Being a small town, nobody inside the bank recognized the robber. He was wearing a heavy jacket, an orange vest and a windbreaker underneath it. He also had on a knit cap and appeared to be in his 50's, Williams said.
Children in Mulvane schools were confined to their buildings for ninety minutes after the robbery. A Mulvane school spokesperson said the district followed basic safety procedures.
Right after the robbery, a gas meter was struck and ruptured by a vehicle. Williams says it's a possibility that the robber parked his getaway vehicle across the street and struck the gas line while leaving.