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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Topeka Man Sentenced For McDonald’s Restaurant Robbery

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced today to 12 years and 10 months in federal prison for robbing a McDonald’s restaurant, U.S. Attorney Stephan McAllister said.

Brendon R. Thompson, 31, 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.

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

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Updated May 9, 2018