Woman arrested in Kensington, Kan. bank robbery case

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Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 1:04 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - 8 p.m. Update: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms the arrest of 51-yeaer-old Jennie R. Aanenson, of Agra, in connection with the Monday morning bank robbery in Kensington. The KBI said Aanenson was arrested for suspected aggravated robbery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated criminal threat, and two counts of interference with law enforcement.

The KBI said formal charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing. Aanenson was booked into the Smith County Jail.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation is expected to join the case so that federal charges can be considered,” the KBI said.

5:05 p.m. Update: A woman is in custody following the report of a bank robbery, bomb threat and abduction in northwest Kansas.

The KBI says around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, the KBI responded to a bank robbery that occurred at the Farmers National Bank at 133 S. Main St. in Kensington, Kansas.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office had detained a woman outside of the bank. The woman was questioned and reported that she was forced by two men to rob the bank while armed with a bomb. She also reported that her infant daughter was abducted by the men who then left the area.

Upon further investigation, law enforcement concluded that many of the woman’s statements were not credible. It was also determined that the device was not a bomb and that the woman does not have an infant. The woman’s name and booking information will be provided once she has been arrested.

4:35 p.m. Update: The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a bank robbery suspect is in custody following an incident in northwest Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Kensington, Kan., in Smith County.

The sheriff’s office says no child or other persons of interest are being sought in the case. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is handling the situation.

1:40 p.m. Update: The KBI is assisting the Smith County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation in Kensington.

Monday morning, the KBI responded to a bank robbery that occurred at the Farmers National Bank at 133 S. Main St. in Kensington. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office detained a woman outside of the bank. She is currently being questioned. The woman reported a series of crimes including a possible bomb that she had with her at the bank.

The KBI is working with area law enforcement officers to investigate the information she reported.

Smith County dispatch said a woman attempted to rob a bank in Kensington on Monday and made a bomb threat.

The woman left the bank with two male suspects, who fled with the woman’s infant daughter. It was not clear if the woman gave consent to the men to take her daughter. When reached by phone, Smith County dispatch said they did not know whether consent was given.

Dispatch said it had no other details but would provide updates. Dispatch said “many other agencies” are assisting. There is no word yet on whether any money was taken from the bank, if anyone was injured, or if there are suspects in custody.

As many have seen there has been a major event happening in Kensington today. This morning a women entered the bank in...

Posted by Smith County Kansas Communications on Monday, June 6, 2022

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