Kansas City Robber Striking Clients in Bank Drive-Through Lane

A robber who picks his victims in the commercial drive-through lanes at banks struck again, hitting the same bank for the fifth time in four months.

At 9:29 a.m., an armed man approached a woman waiting to make a deposit at the US Bank at 6300 Troost Ave. Police said the man pointed a gun at the woman, demanded the money then fled. He was seen getting into a car around the corner, police said. The victim gave only a vague description of the robber, and no description of the car was available.

The robbery was the fifth such incident at US Bank's Landing office. The other robberies occurred Nov. 12, Dec. 1, Dec. 22 and last Friday, according to police records.

US Bank officials declined to comment about the robberies or the bank's security practices.

The holdups also were similar to two robberies at the Central Bank of Kansas City, 2301 Independence Ave.

In those crimes, a man brandishing a gun robbed persons waiting in the commercial drive-through lane on Nov. 23 and 29.

The two victims gave similar descriptions of the robber, Kansas City police Capt. Rich Lockhart said.

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