Missouri Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for 2022 Kansas Bank Robbery

By Trish Svoboda

A man from Independence, Missouri was sentenced to 100 months in prison for a bank robbery. Following a federal jury conviction, Richard Ruston, 54, was found guilty of robbing a bank in Shawnee, Kansas, in July 2022.

According to court records, Ruston entered the First Interstate Bank on Shawnee Mission Parkway wearing a red bandana over his face and neck. He approached a bank teller, revealed a firearm tucked in his waistband, and demanded them to “Put the money on the counter.” The teller complied, and Ruston fled the scene after taking the money.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Shawnee, Kansas Police Department, with

assistance from the Merriam, Kansas Police Department, Kansas City, Missouri Police Department,

and Liberty, Missouri Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug prosecuted the case.

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