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Robbers target Northland, JoCo banks on Wednesday

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 18:15:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The FBI is investigating two bank robberies Wednesday afternoon in the Kansas City area.

The first bank robbery occurred at Platte Valley Bank, 6324 NW Barry Road in the Northland, shortly after 2 p.m.

An older white male — approximately 5-feet-6 and 160 pounds — entered the bank and displayed a weapon before making a verbal demand of cash.

He was wearing a black ski mask with only one eye visible, blue jeans, black shoes, and a yellow jacket with reflectors on the chest and arms.

There were no injuries and the suspect fled eastbound from the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Authorities believe he may have been driving a black Toyota Rav 4 with no front license plate.

Barely 15 minutes later, another bank robbery took place at a Commerce Bank, 4700 Johnson Drive, in Roeland Park, Kansas.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-1 black male with a “stocky build.” He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black mask that covered his face.

After entering the bank, the suspect displayed a weapon and shots were fired, but there were no injuries. He made a verbal demand for currency before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of currency in a dark-colored, four-door compact sedan driven by an accomplice.