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KCK woman, man charged for alleged roles in Excelsior Springs bank robbery

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Virginia L. Spencer (left) and Steven D. Robinson (right) have been charged in federal court for their alleged roles in a bank robbery on Friday, May 23.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An affidavit filed in federal court Tuesday alleges that Virginia Spencer yelled, “Have a nice day,” as she ran out of a Bank Midwest branch holding a bag with nearly $12,000 of stolen money in it last Friday.

After she and an unidentified accomplice exited the bank in Excelsior Springs, they got into a vehicle reportedly driven by Steven Robinson, who sped away from the bank and nearly hit another customer. That customer called 911 and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office spotted the car and pursued it until Robinson crashed into a tree in Liberty.

Both Spencer, 28, and Robinson, 22, have been federally charged for their suspected roles in the armed bank robbery. They have each been charged with one count of aiding and abetting others to steal at gunpoint.

Spencer has been charged with an additional count of aiding and abetting another person to use a firearm during a crime of violence. The unidentified accomplice has yet to be charged and remains hospitalized from injuries sustained in the car crash.

Court documents describe that Spencer and her accomplice walked into the bank at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and the accomplice stood in the lobby holding a .32-caliber revolver in the air with a finger on the trigger. After ordering employees to sit, Spencer has been accused of diving on top of a teller counter and opening drawers in search of money.

She’s then said to have pulled herself over the teller counter and came back over with a bag, which authorities said had $11,883 in it when it was recovered from the floorboard of the getaway car. Robinson allegedly drove the getaway car from the 200 block of Jesse James Road to an area near Kings Highway and Dam Road in Liberty where the crash happened.

Spencer and Robinson are residents of Kansas City, Kan. according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and are currently in federal custody until a detention hearing takes place.

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6 comments

  • Angie Chacon

    Don’t blame the parents. He is my nephew and yes he made a stupid decision but it was his. You dont know all the circumstances. It was not right for what he did I agree. However you aren’t anybody to judge

    • Jenn

      Angie, until you are put in that position of it being a family member, it is difficult to see beyond the crime to the person. My heart goes out to the family for the shame and guilt they must feel, even though you are absolutely right each person is responsible for themselves. Keep your head up and know that we all have relatives whose decisions are not the best.

    • Nikki

      How do you know about that…did you know him bc I did and it killed him everyday that his babies are gone. …Stephen was sweet, smart, caring, compassionate, He strayed from the good crowd I just talked to him three days before this I cannot believe my eyes …that does not look like the Steven I know his eyes are empty

  • Ben

    Don’t know why the girl is smiling. Maybe she is still high on drugs. Won’t be long and she’ll be crying in the hairy arms of “Big Bertha” in the Big House. It will be a new kind of love that she will have to get accustomed to.