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Robber Who Threatened to ‘Shoot Up the Place’ Sentenced to 8+ Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A bank robber who threated to “shoot up the place,” was sentenced Monday to 100 months in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Robert Robinson, 42, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery. In his plea, Robinson admitted that on May 30, 2014, he robbed the Commerce Bank at 9501 Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kan. At the counter he pulled out a blue file folder and opened it, revealing a note that read: “Put on top of this note all 20s, 50s 100s or I will start shooting up the place.”

He also admitted to two other bank robberies: One on May 22, 2014, at the Bank of America at 15811 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park; and the other on May 30, 2014, at Commerce Bank at 3606 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph, Mo.

Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.

Updated July 15, 2016

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