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November 6, 2014

Federal Charge Filed in Lenexa Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KS—Federal charges were filed Thursday in a Lenexa bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Donald Rucks, 42, was charged with one count of bank robbery. Rucks is accused of robbing the Arvest Bank in Lenexa on Nov. 4, 2014. Investigators alleged he entered the bank and was talking on a cell phone for several minutes before giving a teller a note saying, “BE QUIET, 100s, 50s and 20s PLEASE.” He put the money in the pocket of the white hoodie sweatshirt he was wearing and fled with the money.

After surveillance footage from the bank was made public, police received tips leading them to Rucks. He was arrested Nov. 5 in Olathe, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Olathe Police Department and the FBI investigated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.

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