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District of Kansas

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Topeka Man Pleads Guilty To Five Bank Robberies

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to five bank robberies in four states, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Dakota Shareef Walker, 21, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to the following robberies:


  • U.S. Bank, 5730 Southwest 21st, Topeka, Nov. 28, 2016.
  • U.S. Bank, 221 West Gregory Blvd, Kansas City Missouri, Nov. 23, 2016.
  • U.S. Bank, 748 Main Street, Evanston, Wyo, Dec. 6, 2016.
  • U.S. Bank, 25 East 50 South, Malad City, Idaho, Dec. 14, 2016.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, 5 North State Street, Preston, Idaho, Jan. 9, 2017.


In each case, Walker gave tellers a note warning not them not to activate any alarms or to make any sudden moves.


Sentencing is set for April 16. All parties have agreed to recommend a sentence in a range from 57 and 96 months in federal prison. Beall commended the FBI, the Topeka Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.


Violent Crime
Updated January 10, 2018