Topeka man pleads guilty to commercial robberies

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TOPEKA, Kan.  – A Topeka man has pleaded guilty to two commercial robberies, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Brendon R. Thompson, 26, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery. On Nov. 16, 2012, he robbed the EZ Payday Advance store at 2613 S.W. 21st Street in Topeka. On Jan. 17, 2013, he robbed the Family Dollar at 1313 S.W. 21st Street in Topeka.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 5. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

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