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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wichita Man Sentenced For Robbery at Dollar General

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man was sentenced Wednesday to 71 months in federal prison for robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Eric Emmanuel Dear, 23, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on July 27, 2014, he robbed the Dollar General Store at 2747 E. Boulevard Plaza in Wichita.

He entered the store about 10:25 a.m., approached the cash register and demanded money. He carried what appeared to be a handgun in his right hand. During the robbery, he touched the counter with his left hand. Fingerprints taken from the counter were matched to three fingers on his left hand. No firearm was recovered.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. David Lind for their work on the case.

Updated July 15, 2015