Federal prosecutors charged three men Tuesday with the Saturday morning robbery of a Kansas City, Kan., bank.
Jonathan L. Dehaven, 33, Brandon J. Wright, 29, and Darus D. Mebane, 37, are accused of teaming up to rob the UMB branch in the 8300 block of Parallel Parkway. Mebane is from Kansas City, Kan., but other residences were not available.
An assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas witnessed the robbery from outside the bank, according to court documents. She chased the robbers and called 911.
Police arrested three men after they wrecked their vehicle while being pursued by police a short time after the theft.
According to court documents, two robbers entered the bank about 9:15 a.m. At least one had a gun. They tied one bank employee’s wrists with a zip tie before taking money from several teller drawers.
They fled in a white GMC Yukon driven by a third person.
Shortly after the robbery, a Kansas City, Kan., police officer saw a Yukon and pulled it over. The driver stopped, but when the officer got out of his car, the driver sped off.
Police continued pursuing the Yukon until it wrecked with several other vehicles at 51st Street and Leavenworth Road.
Dehaven and Mebane ran, but police caught them nearby. Police found Wright on the ground just outside the wrecked vehicle.
Inside the Yukon, investigators found the same amount of money taken in the robbery, a handgun, a vest matching one worn by one of the robbers and a shoe that matched a shoeprint left on the bank counter, according to court documents.