One gloomy, rainy Thursday. Three bank robberies in the Kansas City area.
The day’s events began with the first of two holdups in Raytown when a robber hit First Federal Bank at 9330 E. Gregory Blvd. about 10:30 a.m. Authorities were looking for a white man about 28 to 33 years old and 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall.
At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a dark, long-sleeve construction shirt with a neon green construction-style vest and a white hard hat. The robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen walking west in the direction of Missouri 350, behind a drugstore.
About two hours later, a different man robbed the Bank Midwest at 6249 Brookside Blvd.
That robber was described as black, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a rain jacket with a hood. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen headed east on 63rd Street.
At midafternoon, two men used the threat of a weapon to steal an undisclosed amount of cash from another Raytown bank, according to federal authorities.
That holdup occurred at 3:15 p.m. at the UMB Bank in the 6200 block of Raytown Road. The men handed the teller a note that demanded money. They threatened to use a weapon, although no firearm was displayed. No injuries were reported.
The men drove away in what was described as a later-model, maroon Chevrolet Impala.
One UMB robber was described as black, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 220 pounds with a beard and green or hazel eyes. He wore green safety glasses and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers ball cap.
A complete description of the other robber was not available.
Anyone with information is asked to call816-474-TIPS (8477).