Wichita Man Sentenced In Armed Bank Robbery
WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for his part in robbing a local bank, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Andre Bryant, 30, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting or brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence. In his plea, he admitted that on June 13, 2016, he and co-defendants robbed the Carson Bank at 4461 E. Douglas in Wichita. Two individuals who were disguised entered the bank, one of them brandishing a firearm. They demanded and received money before fleeing. The money they received contained a global positioning device that police used to track Bryant and the co-defendants and arrest them.
Co-defendants Raishat Magill and Elijah Shelton are set for sentencing Thursday.
Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith for their work on the case.