FBI revives unsolved 2018 Topeka bank robbery, offers $5,000 reward for information
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The FBI has revived an unsolved bank robbery in Topeka in 2018 and offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has revived the unsolved Kaw Valley Bank robbery and will offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the person’s identification, arrest and conviction responsible.
The FBI described the suspect as a 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-4 black male who weighs approximately 300 pounds. The man was wearing a light blue hooded GAP sweater, dark colored pants, white tennis shoes with a nylon string bag over his head and covering his face.
Just before 9:30 a.m. on September 29, 2018, the Bureau said the man walked into Kaw Valley Bank at 6831 SW 29th St. in Topeka. He entered the secure area of the counter and demanded cash while pointing a gun, which remained unseen. He ran to the back of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to the Bureau, the man jumped into a black Chevy Mailbu with tinted windows and original silver rims that had been parked in the adjacent parking lot of Dillons grocery store.
This is the Bureau’s third call for information. The reward amount was increased from $3,000 to $5,000 in May 2020 from the initial appeal during the theft investigation. The amount of the reward remains unchanged for the last information call.
Anyone with information about the theft should call the FBI’s Topeka office at 785-231-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.
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