Overland Park police sought a man who robbed Valley View Bank at 8100 W. 151st St. on Thursday. Police linked the case to a previous heist in Arkansas.
Bank employees told police that a man with a handgun demanded money from a bank teller just before 5 p.m. The teller complied and the robber left. No injuries were reported.
Officers arriving at the bank saw a suspect leave the area in a pickup truck. Police tried unsuccessfully to stop the truck and lost sight of it near West 135th Street and U.S. 69.
The robber was described as a white man in his 50s between 5 feet 9 and 6 feet with an average build. The man wore a cowboy-style straw hat and a dark coat, police said.
The suspect vehicle was a new-looking silver Ford F-150 pickup truck with an Arkansas license plate. The tag number on the car matched a vehicle stolen during a robbery in Arkansas.
Overland Park police said the investigation continued and the FBI was notified of the robbery.
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