A federal jury convicted a Kansas City man on Wednesday of robbing a bank last year and attempting to rob a riverboat casino hours later.
Sentencing will take place later for James T. Smith, 62, who faces up to 40 years in federal prison.
According to prosecutors, Smith used a demand note to steal $1,053 from the Commerce Bank branch at 118 W. 47th Street on May 18, 2013. Early the next morning, he tried to rob the Isle of Capri at 1800 E. Front Street. In both cases, he threatened to blow up the facility with nitroglycerin, federal prosecutors said.