Thursday, February 13, 2014

KCK man arrested on bus pleads guilty in local bank robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A man who was arrested on a bus pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing a bank in Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Jamarr Dale, 29, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea he admitted that on Jan. 2, 2014, he robbed the Security Bank at 10840 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan. He entered the bank and gave a teller a note saying, “I need you to give me $3,000 or I’m going to start shooting.” He took the money and left the bank on foot.

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.

Sentencing will be set at a later date. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.