Missouri Man Charged With Bonner Springs Bank Robbery
KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City man has been charged with robbing a bank in Bonner Springs, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.
Timothy Karpovich, 39, Kansas City, Mo., was charged with one count of bank robbery. An investigator’s affidavit filed in the case alleged that on Monday morning Karpovich robbed the KCB Bank at 13010 Commercial in Bonner Springs. He gave the teller a handwritten note and kept his right hand in his pocket as if he had a gun. He fled the bank on foot.
Police received a tip that the robber gambled regularly at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City, Mo. Casino employees identified Karpovich from a bank surveillance photo. He was arrested without incident at the casino.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison. The FBI, the Bonner Springs Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol Gaming Division investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.