Breaking News

Police arrest man following Shawnee bank robbery

Updated: 2013-12-16T22:48:02Z

A man carrying a sawed-off shotgun robbed a bank in Shawnee on Monday afternoon, federal officials reported.

The robbery happened about 1:30 p.m. at the Intrust Bank branch at 19501 W. 65th Terrace.

Officials described the robber as a white man in his late 20s with a thin build who spoke with a Southern accent. He was 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 and weighed 160 to 170 pounds. He wore a camouflage ski mask, brown or black hooded jacket and gloves.

He fled northwest from the bank carrying an undisclosed amount of cash, the FBI said.

Shawnee and Lenexa police launched a ground search with a police K-9 while the Kansas City police helicopter unit searched from overhead. Officers arrested a person in a wooded area north of the bank about 3 p.m., Shawnee police said.

| The Star

Deal Saver Subscribe today!

Comments

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here