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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Three Men Charged In Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Three men were charged Friday in connection with a bank robbery in Overland Park, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Charged with one count each of bank robbery are:

Randy A. Cornelius, 21
Allen J. Williams, 23
Alvin J. Williams, 23

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., alleges that on Feb. 27, 2014, the three men robbed Inter-State Federal Savings at 8620 Metcalf in Overland Park, Kan.

An affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges the three men entered the bank at about noon. The first robber made his way behind the teller counter while the second robber confronted an employee in the lobby. The third robber pointed a dark colored handgun at another bank employee and ordered him into the lobby. The second robber pointed a handgun at the stomach of a teller, who gave him money from a cash drawer. The robbers put the money in a green canvas bag and left the bank.

Investigators traced the license tag of the car the robbers were driving to an address in Kansas City, Mo. Two of the defendants – Allen J. Williams and Randy A. Cornelius – were arrested near an apartment complex at 11315 Colorado Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Overland Park Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. A criminal complaint merely contains allegations of criminal conduct.

Updated December 15, 2014