Missouri man sentenced to more than 12 years for Overland Park bank robbery

A Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to about 12 years and nine months in federal prison for robbing a bank in Overland Park, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Allen J. Williams, 25, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to one count of armed robbery and one count of using a firearm during a robbery.

In his plea, he admitted that on Feb. 27, 2014, he and two co-defendants robbed Inter-State Federal Savings at 8620 Metcalf in Overland Park. They entered the bank about noon and held employees at gunpoint before fleeing with stolen money.

Co-defendant Randy A. Cornelius, 22, Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 4.75 years, and Williams’ twin brother, Alvin J. Williams, 25, Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 9.5 years.

Grissom commended the Overland Park Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.

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