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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicago Man Sentenced In Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for robbing an Overland Park bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Xzavier Stewart, 23, Chicago, Ill., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Aug. 20, 2012, he robbed the Bank of the West at 9400 Antioch in Overland Park, Kan. He entered the bank, told a teller to give him money and said: "You have 30 seconds." The clerk recognized him as the same man who had robbed her at the same bank on July 28, 2012.

Shortly after the robbery, Stewart was driving a maroon Malibu westbound on 95th Street near Switzer when police tried to pull him over. He refused to stop and kept driving slowly. He eventually stopped on the off ramp of northbound Highway 69 at 87th Street.

Grissom commended the Overland Park Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken for their work on the case.