Thursday, January 2, 2014

Man arrested on bus charged in KCK bank robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A man who was arrested on a bus has been charged with robbing a bank in Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Jamarr R. Dale, 29, Kansas City, Kan., was charged Monday in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. An affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges that on Jan. 2, 2014, Dale robbed Security Bank at 10840 Parallel Parkway in Kanas City, Kan.

He walked into the bank and gave a teller a note saying, “I need $3,000 or I will start shooting.” The teller emptied a drawer of cash and gave him the money, which he stuffed in his coat pocket before running out the front door of the bank.

Officers of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department responded to the call and were advised the robber had boarded a city bus at a bus stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot around the corner from the bank. They found Dale sitting on the bus and arrested him.

If convicted, Dale faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.