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Men rob Leawood bank in Halloween masks

Posted at 7:55 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 06:58:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Leawood police are looking for two men suspected of robbing a bank wearing Halloween masks. 

The men walked into the Wells Fargo at 103rd and State Line at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. 

According to a release from police, both men were armed and fired shots but no one was injured. The two escaped from the bank with an unknown amount of money.

They were seen driving south on State Line Road in a black Mazda Protégé or Nissan Altima with a white, blue and yellow rear license plate. 

Many gas stations posted signs on Halloween prohibiting masks.

“We just want to be sure that since it's Halloween, that we don't want anyone coming in just trying to hold up the store,” said gas station employee Eric Stone.

Police say masks are often used in robberies year-round, but clerks don't want to take any chances on Halloween especially. 

“You just want to keep yourself and other people safe,” Stone said.

Last Halloween a man wearing a skull mask robbed a woman at a Family Dollar on 82nd and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Lawrence police department is also issuing a warning to take off any masks before entering a store or bank, saying, "Just to avoid, you know, armed standoffs and stuff."

Anyone who may have seen anything in regards to the Leawood robbery in the area of 103rd and State Line is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.