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Wichita Man Caught for Robbing the Bank He Visited Five Minutes Earlier

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Wichita, Kansas — According to police investigators, a man from Wichita robbed a bank with a note he received on a bank deposit slip. The man acquired the slip in the same bank just five minutes before the robbery.

Jeremy Vos received charges from federal prosecution on Wednesday. He’s been charged with robbery. An FBI agent stated that they have quickly identified and caught the perpetrator thanks to security cameras and bait bills. Additionally, since the culprit visited the bank the same day, just minutes before the crime took place, bank tellers could easily recognize Vos from their interactions.

The bank in question is the Intrust Bank inside the Dillons store at Harry and Edgemoor. The robbery for which Vos is charged took place on Tuesday, around 1:25 p.m. An FBI agent, who wrote an affidavit, claimed that Vos went to the bank on the same day twice before he allegedly robbed it. On his first visit, Vos asked for information on a bank account, but a bank teller told him he had to show his ID. Some time later, Vos returned to show the teller his ID.

However, despite having his ID with him, the teller couldn’t help Vos with account information thanks to lengthy inactivity of said account. A banker needed to provide assistance, which helped Vos find out the balance he owed on the account. After that, Vos left.

Robbery

Around five minutes later, he came back and approached the same teller. He handed over a bank deposit slip, which contained a handwritten note. The note proclaimed the robbery, claiming that Vos had a gun and there was no need for death bags if the teller complied. And he did — Vos received under $1,500 and left the bank with nobody being injured. Among those $1,500, there were ten bait bills which the police could track.

Both the banker and the teller confirmed to investigators that the robber was the same man as the one whose photo they had seen on the ID Vos provided. In court documents, they have identified the robber as Jeremy Vos. This went hand in hand with the report from a police detective who was in charge of reviewing the footage from security cameras. The detective also identified the robber to be Vos as he didn’t wear anything to hide his facial attributes.

Quick Search

The Wichita police visited the address in South Parkwood which was listed in the police databases. However, the man who the police found at the address claimed that Vos didn’t live in that house. He did say that Vos was at the address earlier that day. The police searched the man’s house and found an OKC Thunder hat and clothing which fit the description of the robber’s apparel.

Moving on, the police went to one of Vos’ friends’ house in South Dalton. The woman explained to the police that Vos sent her a message via Facebook that he intended to rob a bank. Afterwards, he messaged her again, informing that he had money and wished to go buy “some kill.”

Thankfully, the friend told the police that Vos was on his way over, so they just waited around for him to show up and subsequently arrested him. At the time of arrest, Vos had a significant amount of money with him, including six bait bills, out of the ten that the Intrust Bank teller handed over. Additionally, Vos was still in possession of the handwritten note that was part of the robbery. The FBI agent said that Jeremy Vos admitted to his crime.

Previous Misdemeanors

Kevin Wheeler, Wichita police officer, said that Vos would also face charges on making a fake robbery report on the same day. The court has records on Vos about false emergencies. A tough Wednesday for Jeremy Vos.

As of Thursday afternoon, Vos was in the Sedgwick County Jail. Vos, who also spelled his name Voss, according to Kansas Department of Corrections, is supposedly under intensive supervision by Sedgwick County’s community corrections. He has a record of theft, false emergency calls, and traffic violation which have resulted in felony convictions.

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