Missouri man arrested, charged in Osage City bank robbery

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Bank surveillance photo of robbery suspect at Landmark National Bank, Osage City.

WICHITA, Kan. – A Missouri man has been arrested and charged in connection with the bank robbery that happened Jan. 25, 2017, at Landmark National Bank in Osage City, Kan.

Hunter Lee Prewitt, 28, Mountain Grove, Mo., was charged with one count of bank robbery yesterday in U.S. District in Kansas City, Kan. He was arrested outside of Springfield, Mo, yesterday afternoon after investigators identified him.

It is alleged that Prewitt robbed the Landmark National Bank, 106 S. Sixth St., Osage City, by giving a teller a note saying: “This a robbery. Give me all one hundreds, fifties and twenties.” He left the bank with cash and drove away in a white pickup truck.

Starting with a description of the truck, investigators obtained video surveillance photos and followed Prewitt’s movements including a stop at a gas station in Osage City before the robbery, and a store in Lyndon, Kan.

The Missouri Highway Patrol used that information to identify a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup registered to Prewitt. A crime intelligence analyst with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of law enforcement tag readers and he found more information on Prewitt and the truck, resulting in Prewitt’s arrest.

After the robbery, local law enforcement and the KBI released surveillance photos of the suspect in the bank and the suspect’s vehicle as he drove down Market Street in Osage City. See related story: Man robs Landmark Bank at Osage City Wednesday morning

If convicted, Prewitt faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Investigating agencies included the FBI, KBI, Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage City Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Heart of America Computer Forensics Laboratory. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.


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