Archive for Saturday, November 13, 2010

4 charged in alleged abduction, Overland Park bank robbery

November 13, 2010


— A teller who was found bound to a chair at a suburban Kansas City bank is among four people charged with stealing money from the facility.

Twenty-year-old Michael Grace told police Wednesday he had been abducted from outside his apartment complex that morning and forced to drive to the U.S. Bank branch in Overland Park where he worked. Grace said his abductor forced him to open the bank and then robbed it.

A federal complaint filed Friday says Grace, 18-year-old Brenden L. Connors, 20-year-old David Batson and 28-year-old Jacob McWhirt admitted the robbery was staged. All are from Overland Park.

The four are charged with theft/embezzlement/misapplication by a bank officer and are scheduled for a court hearing Friday afternoon.


Steve Jacob 5 years ago

You had to think it was at least 50/50 the bank teller was in on it. Can you imagine the chain of events leading up to this? Playing X-Box, smoking weed, they come up with this plan they saw on TV on how to rob a bank.

danemary 5 years ago

" wheeeeeee~~we hasd soooo much fun " they chanted!

Steve Jacob 5 years ago

Opps, read the longer story in the Star, they hatched the plan as employees at the AMC 20/Town Center.

kernal 5 years ago

Liked the Star's line about the FBI being critical of the script!

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