2 men face federal prison time for Leawood, Roeland Park bank robberies

Roeland Park robbery suspect

A federal jury convicted one man earlier this month for counts related to two armed bank robberies in 2018 and 2019, including at the Commerce Bank branch on Johnson Drive in Roeland Park. A second man had already pleaded guilty to counts related to an earlier robbery at a Wells Fargo bank in Leawood. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

Two Olathe men face federal prison time for carrying out two armed bank robberies in late 2018 and early 2019, one in Leawood and the other in Roeland Park.

A federal jury on Friday found one of the men, Michael Shiferaw, 22, guilty of two counts of Armed Bank Robbery and two counts of Discharging a Firearm in Connection with a Bank Robbery.