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Topeka Man Sentenced for Gas Station Robbery

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

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for robbing a gas station, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Darrian Michael Stewart, 22, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on June 20, 2014, he robbed a BP convenience store at 1401 S.W. Huntoon Avenue in Topeka. He entered the store about 8:23 p.m. before approaching the clerk at the counter with what appeared to be a black handgun and demanding money. He fled the store on foot. Later he was identified from surveillance video and arrested.

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

Updated June 15, 2016

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