KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Topeka man has been indicted on a bank robbery charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
20 year old Brandon Barrington of Topeka is charged with the Sept. 25, 2012, robbery of Community Bank at 2909 S.W. Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.
Barrington initially was charged in a sealed criminal complaint filed Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court in Topeka. The complaint alleges Barrington pulled a knife from his pocket and demanded a teller give him money. Officers of the Topeka Police Department spotted Barrington shortly after the robbery near Southwest 31st and Lincoln streets. Barrington was arrested after a foot chase. Investigators learned he had stolen a car prior to the robbery, which he had abandoned when it broke down near Southeast 29th and California streets.
If convicted, Barrington faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
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