KC: Sarah Theresa Watkins For Armed Bank Robberies

KC: Sarah Theresa Watkins For Armed Bank Robberies

KC Woman, Sarah Theresa Watkins Indicted for Two Armed Bank Robberies Following High-Speed Police Chase

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A Kansas City, Missouri, woman who led police officers on a high-speed chase down Grand Avenue was indicted by a federal grand jury for two armed bank robberies.

Sarah Theresa Watkins, 41, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Watkins on Feb. 5, 2021.

indictment charges Watkins with the armed robbery of Central Bank in Claycomo, Mo., on Feb. 1, 2021, and the armed robbery of Capitol Federal Savings in Liberty, Mo., on Feb. 2, 2021.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaints, Watkins entered Central Bank at 11:24 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2021, and approached a teller window.  Watkins handed the teller a note that stated “HAND OVER ALL THE MONEY AND I WON’T SHOOT.” She allegedly pulled a gun out of her purse and pointed it at the teller. When the teller pulled the money out of the drawers and placed it on the counter, the affidavit says, Watkins took the money and ran out of the bank. 

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