Kansas Man Arrested After Getting Tow For Getaway Car Pleads Guilty To NWMO Bank Robbery

(Missourinet) A Kansas man arrested after getting a tow for his getaway car has pleaded guilty to robbing a northwest Missouri bank.

Federal prosecutors report 41-year-old Marvin McWhorter III pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of robbery, admitting he stole 4-Thousand, 445-dollars from Citizens Bank and Trust in December of 2022.

McWhorter appeared to be holding a handgun when he demanded money from a teller. McWhorter fled the bank and escaped in a black Chevrolet Malibu with the word “CHEVY” in block white lettering across the top of the front windshield.

The next day, McWhorter needed a tow from nearby Forest City. During the tow, a resident noticed the car matched the description of the getaway car.

A dispatcher called the tow truck operator and told him to pull over. McWhorter attempted to wrest control of the truck from the driver. He and a passerby that came to his aid wrestled McWhorter to the ground until officers could arrive.

Officers recovered nearly $4,000 taken in the robbery from the car as well as other evidence, including a box of ammunition, but no firearm.