Jewell County Authorities Continue Search For Burr Oak Bank Robbery Suspect


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On February 9, 2021 at approximately 9:45 am a white male approximately 6’ tall medium build wearing all black, carrying a black rifle entered the Guaranty State Bank in Burr Oak, KS. The suspect fled into rural Jewell County with an undisclosed amount of money.

It was reported he was driving a silver flatbed that is believed to have been stolen from a Jewell County resident. There was a multi-agency search for the suspect. The suspect is believed to have fled the county.

At 4:52 p.m. the Jewell County Dispatch received a call about a pick up behind some cedar trees near 20 Rd and Ash in North West Jewell County. This was the vehicle we were trying to locate from the robbery earlier in the day. The KBI is processing all evidence at this time.

At this time the suspect has not been located. Agencies involved in the investigation are Jewell County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

There were concerns in the community of a barricade situation in Jewell County. There was not ever barricade situation.

The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that assisted yesterday.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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