Monday, January 6, 2014

KCK man pleads guilty to robbing credit union

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty today to robbing a credit union, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

John Noon, 65, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery.

In his plea, he admitted that on May 4, 2013, he robbed the Community America Credit Union at 10824 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan.

At today’s hearing, prosecutors told the judge Noon gave a teller a note demanding money and stating he had a gun he would use. He brandished a firearm before fleeing the bank.

After investigators released video surveillance photos from the robbery, they received tips leading to Noon.

Sentencing will be set for a later date. He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Grissom commended the FBI, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, law enforcement officers in St. Joseph, Mo., and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask for their work on the case.