EDGERTON, Mo. — A person of interest is in custody after a brief pursuit following a bank robbery in Edgerton, Mo. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Platte County deputies were dispatched to the U.S. Bank at 404 Frank Street just before noon on a report of a robbery which had just occurred.
Maj. Erik Holland with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect, a black male who was wearing a dust mask, entered the bank at about 11:59 a.m.
Holland said he left on foot westbound with about $8,000 cash. A person of interest was later taken into custody after a brief pursuit according to Holland. Scanner traffic indicated the chase occurred along Interstate 29, at Interstate 70 and Jackson in Kansas City.
Holland declined to give specifics on the matter due to the ongoing investigation by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
There were no injuries reported to bank staff.
The robbery also caused a brief lockdown of the Edgerton Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is next door to the bank, and the North Platte Intermediate School which is about three blocks from the bank.
Superintendent Karl Matt said that they put the school on a soft lockdown as a precaution but authorities later advised it could be lifted as there was no threat to the school.
Authorities cleared the scene about 2 p.m. after getting statements from witnesses.
“The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the Riverside Police Department, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Platte Woods Police Department and the North Kansas City Police Department for their assistance in apprehending the suspect,” Holland said.