Police: Shawnee bank robbed by man with sawed-off shotgun
Shawnee police and the FBI are investigating an armed robbery at the Intrust Bank near Barker Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
About 1:35 p.m. Monday, a man with a sawed-off shotgun approached a teller and demanded money at the bank at 19501 W. 65th Terrace, said Maj. Bill Hisle, Shawnee police spokesman. The robber then fled on foot to the northwest with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Kansas City office.
Portions of the roadways around the bank were closed as the FBI and Shawnee police searched for the suspect, Patton said.
About 3 p.m., a "person of interest" was located in a wooded area north of the bank and detained, Hisle said. The investigation continued Monday evening.
The robber is described as a 6-foot-tall, 170-pound white man in his late 20s, Patton said. He was last seen wearing a camouflage ski mask, black jacket with hood, gloves and a camouflage backpack. He spoke with a Southern accent.
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