Federal Charges Filed In Overland Park Bank Robbery
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man has been charged with robbing an Overland Park bank on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Thomas Crowl, 64, who had been living at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with one count of bank robbery. He was charged in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.
The complaint alleges that on May 22, 2012, Crowl robbed the Metcalf Bank at 10300 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kan. Wearing a Hawaiian shirt, a dark hat and sunglasses, Crowl entered the bank and approached a teller. He gave the teller a note demanding money and stating there was a bomb in a box that he placed on the counter. After the teller gave him money, he left the bank with the money and the box.
Crowl was arrested later that day at the La Quinta Inn Hotel at 10610 Marty Street in Overland Park.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Smith is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.