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Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery He Blamed on a Fight with His Wife

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. B A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced Tuesday to six months home confinement and 50 hours of community service for a bank robbery he blamed on a fight with his wife, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Lawrence John Ripple, 71, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. A criminal complaint in the case alleged that on Sept. 2, 2016, Ripple sat down in the lobby and waited for police after robbing the Bank of Labor at 756 Minnesota Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. He told investigators that after an argument with his wife he felt he would rather be in prison than go back home.


Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania for their work on the case.

Updated June 13, 2017