Topeka man sentenced for bank robbery

A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for robbing a Topeka bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Thirty-seven year old Cade Michael Sharples of Topeka, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Topeka to one count of bank robbery.

In his plea, he admitted that on Sept. 17, 2013, he robbed the Kaw Valley Bank at 3000 SE Croco Road in Topeka. Sharples gave the teller a letter saying, “I’m here to rob you. I have a gun. Do as I say and you won’t get hurt.” He left the bank with the money and walked to his car, which was parked in a stall at a carwash nearby. Police released surveillance video from the robbery and received tips leading them to Sharples. He was arrested in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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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