Bank robbery leads to standoff in Kansas City, Mo.

2 area banks robbed Saturday afternoon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Robbers hit two Kansas City area banks Saturday, and one incident led to a police chase and standoff with a suspect.

The FBI says the Arvest Bank, at 9300 Blue Ridge Blvd., was robbed just before noon Saturday by a man who displayed a weapon and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A second robbery occurred about a half hour later at the Enterprise Bank, 18931 Valley View Parkway in Independence. Independence Police took two people into custody.

But Kansas City police say that robbery also led to a standoff in southeast Kansas City after a pursuit by Independence police and that another suspect from that robbery was barricaded in a home in the 5300 block of Byrams Ford Road. Police said the standoff ended around 6:30 p.m. when the man left the home and surrendered.
 

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