An Overland Park man pleaded guilty Tuesday to armed bank robbery after he was identified by the bicycle he rode to the crime and a spider web tattoo on his left hand.
Richard Armenta, 57, will be sentenced to 37 months in federal prison under a plea deal recommended by both the prosecutor and the defense. Sentencing is set for Aug. 20. Until then, Armenta remains in custody.
Armenta acknowledged he was the man who rode a dark blue getaway mountain bike to the Capital Federal Savings Bank, 9001 E. Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park, on Nov. 24. He showed a silver handgun to tellers, mentioned something about an explosion and left with $1,100.
During an unrelated disturbance about a week later, Overland Park police recognized that Armenta's blue bicycle, shoes and tattoo matched video surveillance from the bank.
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