Archive for Thursday, June 9, 2005

Bank offers reward in ATM theft

June 9, 2005

First State Bank and Trust officials, in conjunction with the Kansas Bankers Association, are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and indictment of people responsible for a burglary at an automatic teller machine in Basehor.

On Feb. 6, the ATM at the First State Bank and Trust branch office, 1106 N. 155th St., was burglarized.

"Any details that can be identified might break the case wide open," said Jilinda White, a senior vice president at First State Bank and Trust. "We think there may be some people out there that didn't realize there was a situation and we're looking for a little help."

Bank officials are still refraining from releasing the amount of money missing.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which investigates cases in which federally insured money is found missing, and officers from the Basehor police department continue a probe into the missing funds. And bank officials continue to work with authorities conducting the investigation, White said.

The Kansas Bankers Association is an industry group with 360 members across the state. Any bank displaying a reward notice may be eligible for the reward program, which provides up to $5,000 for information aiding in the indictment of any person who robs, burglarizes or extorts the employees of a participating bank.

Anyone with information about the ATM burglary is asked to contact the FBI at (800) 221-6100 or the Basehor police department at (913) 724-1370, extension 25.

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