Former Lee's Summit police officer charged in bank robbery

Posted at 9:33 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 16:39:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Lee's Summit police officer is facing charges after allegedly robbing a bank and leading police on a 100-miles-per-hour chase.

Richard W. Hagerty, 35, is charged with one count of bank robbery and one count of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence. 

Haggerty is accused of robbing Central Bank of the Midwest, located at 1305 N.W. Arborwalk Blvd. in Lee’s Summit on August 28. He reportedly wore a camouflage mask and pointed a gun at a customer and yelled, "Everybody get down on the floor, this is a robbery."

He then allegedly took cash from two tellers while pointing his gun at them. Prosecutors say he left the bank on foot with $7,000.

He was later spotted driving a dark gray Mazda near Hook Road and 139th Street. He then led police on a chase that ended in Grandview, Missouri. The vehicle eventually stopped and Hagerty surrendered. 

Prosecutors say the arresting officer recognized him immediately.

Police found a large amount of cash and a handgun in his car. 

Hagerty is awaiting a detention hearing in federal custody.