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Monday, March 28, 2011

Guilty plea in OP bank robbery where clerk allegedly helped thieves


Last November, a U.S. Bank employee told authorities that he had been kidnapped after hours and forced to let robbers into his workplace on 119th Street in Overland Park. The bad guys hit that man, 20-year-old Michael Grace, and left him tied up for his coworkers to find in the morning. The bad guys escaped with $62,000.

Only the authorities say Grace was in on it.

The U.S. attorney just sent out a release saying that one of the four defendants, 18-year-old Brendan L. Connors of Overland Park, has pleaded guilty. Connors says he was one of the masked robbers and admitted to hitting Grace, to make it look like Grace was a victim.

The three other defendants have change-of-plea hearings scheduled within the next two weeks.


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