OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The FBI says three people are in custody in the investigation of a bizarre bank robbery in northeast Kansas.
A young teller at a U.S. Bank branch in Overland Park told authorities that a man kidnapped him at his apartment complex around 1 a.m. Wednesday and made him drive to the bank. The teller said the kidnapper forced him to open the bank and then robbed it.
A co-worker found the teller tied to a chair around 7:30 a.m.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Wednesday evening that three people have been taken into custody. Patton says no charges have been filed, and no other details are being released.
Overland Park police say the teller was unhurt apart from a bloody nose. His car was found several blocks from the bank.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City bank teller says a man kidnapped him from the parking lot of his apartment complex in the middle of the night and forced him to open the bank so it could be robbed.
Another employee found the teller tied to a chair inside the U.S. Bank branch in Overland Park, Kan., just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton says the teller told investigators he was kidnapped between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and forced to drive around before going to the bank.
Authorities aren't discussing how much money was taken or possible suspects.
Overland Park Police spokesman Jim Weaver says the teller is in his 20s. Weaver says he'd been slapped in the face and had a bloody nose but otherwise wasn't injured. His car was found about five blocks from the bank.