Federal charges against alleged OP bank robbers outline violent - KCTV5

Federal charges against alleged OP bank robbers outline violent attack

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A bank employee was dragged by the hair during an armed robbery at a bank in Overland Park, according to a federal criminal complaint filed Friday.

The public information officer for U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom in the District of Kansas said that Clifton B. Cloyd, 53, and Steven A. Watts, 54, were charged with one count of bank robbery and one count each of brandishing a firearm during the robbery.

A criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, KS, alleged that both men were arrested on Wednesday as they fled with money they stole from the Bank of America at West 95th Street and Mission Road in Overland Park, KS.

The affidavit alleges that during the robbery five bank employees and a customer where held at gunpoint; Cloyd, who was carrying a handgun, grabbed one of the bank employees and pulled her by the hair and scarf to the teller station. He struck her in the face three times with a handgun; Cloyd also struck a customer so hard her glasses flew off and she was knocked to the floor; Cloyd hit a male bank employee with such force that his head started bleeding; Watts pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded she open the safe.

If convicted, the two men face a penalty of no fewer than 10 years and no more than 25 years in federal prison, a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge and a penalty of no less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel.

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