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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Friday, March 29, 2013

Iowa Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Iowa man was sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of National Bank of Kansas City.

Troy John Milani, 45, of Iowa, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to eight years and nine months in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 25, 2012 Milani pleaded guilty to using a weapon to steal $2,330 from National Bank of Kansas City, 9750 N. Ash, Kansas City, Mo.

Milani admitted that he walked into the bank on April 2, 2012 and placed a note on a teller counter. Milani pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the teller and said, “Give me your money now!” The note contained the message: “You have 30 seconds to get 3500 counted out to me. If you fail, I start shooting. The Clock’s ticking.”(sic) As the teller reached into the drawer to get the money, Milani repeatedly said, “More, More, More!” After taking the money, Milani fled from the bank.

Police officers stopped Milani’s vehicle a short time later at the intersection of I-35 and Parvin Road, and he was arrested. Officers recovered $2,330 from his front pocket. Milani told police officers that he robbed the bank with a plastic toy gun that he stole earlier that same day from Walmart. Milani stated that he threw the plastic gun out of his car window.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina Y. Tabor. It was investigated by the FBI and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

Updated January 16, 2015