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Topeka Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery of ATM Attendant

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

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in federal prison for robbing a man whose job was to stock ATMs with cash, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Pattrick J. Towner, 26, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery. In his plea, he admitted the robbery took place Sept. 16, 2014, at the Low Cost Plus Convenience Store at 3101 S.E. 6th Street in Topeka. When the victim tried to restock the ATM machine in the store with cash, Towner entered the store wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm. Towner took the victim’s money and keys and then fled the scene driving the victim’s vehicle.

Co-defendant Ahmad Salim Salti, 21, Topeka, was sentenced to 24 months after pleading guilty to helping plan the robbery.

Beall commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

Updated May 4, 2016

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