A Kansas City man was sentenced Thursday to more than six years in prison for a bank robbery in Raytown that netted $2,025.
Anthony Beeks, 53, was convicted of robbing the First Federal Bank at 9330 E. Gregory in Raytown in April 2014. The court ordered Beeks to pay $2,025 in restitution to the bank.
Robert T. Morris, 32, of Kansas City, was also convicted as Beeks’ partner and sentenced to 19 months in federal prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution.
Beeks and Morris each pleaded guilty in the case. Morris admitted to giving a bank teller a note demanding money, while Beeks drove a getaway vehicle.
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A witness recognized Morris from bank surveillance photos published by local media. The witness told law enforcement officers that Morris admitted his role in the robbery.
Law enforcement officers watched Morris and Beeks visit banks in the metro area as if planning more robberies, according to prosecutors, before both men were arrested.
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