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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty To McDonald’s Restaurant Robbery

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

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a robbery at a McDonald’s restaurant, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Brendon R. Thompson, 30, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of aiding and abetting another robber who brandished a firearm during the robbery.


In his plea, Thompson admitted that on July 10, 2017, he and another man robbed the McDonald’s restaurant at 1100 South Kansas Avenue in Topeka. Thompson went behind the counter and took money from the registers while the other robber brandished a firearm. The robbers fled when police arrived. Thompson was arrested near the restaurant, while the other robber got away.


Anyone with information about the other robber is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers. Call 785-234-0007 or visit online.


Thompson’s sentencing will be scheduled for a later date. Both parties have agreed to recommend a controlling sentence of not less than 130 months and not more than 165 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.


Updated January 10, 2018

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