Kansas City man charged in federal court with robbery of Commerce Bank

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man was charged in federal court with the robbery of Commerce Bank on Tuesday, according to the press release. 

The complaint reads David E. Clark, 35, allegedly stole $3,037 from Commerce Bank on 47th Street on Monday , July 28.

The press release provides information from an affidavit as to what happened after Clark allegedly entered the bank: 

According to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint, Clark entered the bank at about 1:25 p.m. He walked to a teller station, the affidavit says, and grabbed a note from his pocket. The teller refused to look at the note and asked if Clark needed help. Clark allegedly told the teller to pull out his drawers. When the teller told Clark his teller drawers were locked, the affidavit says, Clark instructed him to get the keys. As the teller turned to get the keys, Clark told him not to move and reached back into his pocket. According to the affidavit, the teller was frightened because he believed Clark might be reaching for a gun. Clark allegedly told the teller to “give me 100’s, 50’s and 20’s.” The teller grabbed the money from his teller drawer and gave it to him.

Another bank employee saw Clark exit in a white truck, and around 1:56 p.m., the Kansas City Police spotted the vehicle. Clark was arrested after a car chase and use of a K9 unit dog, according to the press release. 

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