Great Southern Bank robbed in Prairie Village

A man walked into the Great Southern Bank at 5206 W. 95th St. today and demanded cash from the tellers, according to the FBI.

The incident occurred just after noon today. The robber did not threaten employees or show a weapon. He fled on foot after taking an as-of-yet unreleased amount of cash.

KMBC published the following description of the suspect:

Police described the robber as a black man in his 40s weighing around 180 pounds and about 5 feet 4 inches tall. He wore a dark brown jacket with a scarf covering his face. He was also wearing a dark skull cap and dark pants. Police said he had a stocky build.

Many residents reported seeing several law enforcement vehicles, marked and unmarked, making their way to the scene down Mission Road.

UPDATED 4 p.m. Here’s the full press release from the Prairie Village police department:

On January 18, 2011 at approximately 12:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Great Southern Bank, 5206 W. 95th Street, on a reported bank robbery.

Upon arrival, officers contacted bank employees who told them that the suspect described as a black male, 5’4”-5’6” inches tall, 40’s, stocky build, wearing a gray coat with a red scarf, walked up to the teller and demanded money. The teller complied with his request, and gave him an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then fled north from the building. The suspect did not display a weapon, and there is no other suspect or vehicle description at this time.

No customers were inside the bank during the robbery, and no one was injured.

This incident is currently being investigated by Prairie Village P.D. and the F.B.I.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact the Prairie Village Police Department at 913-642-5151, or the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-8477.

More details as they become available.