Federal jury convicts Missouri man of robbing Shawnee bank

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 4:48 PM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - A federal jury convicted a Missouri man of robbing a bank in Shawnee.

Court documents and evidence revealed at a trial said 53-year-old Richard Ruston of Independence, Missouri, entered the First Interstate Bank on Shawnee Mission Parkway and displayed what a bank teller believed to be a gun while demanding money.

Ruston left the bank on July 20, 2022, with $2,974 in cash.

The bank robbery was investigated by the FBI, Shawnee Police Department, Merriam Police Department and KCPD.