Wichita Woman Sentenced for Three Commercial Robberies
WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita woman was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for robbing three local businesses, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.
Christina A. Messerschmidt, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to committing the following robberies:
- June 14, 2017: Kwik Shop at 2809 E. Douglas in Wichita. She threatened store employees with a knife and took money from the register.
- June 13, 2017: Patricia’s, 6143 W. Kellogg in Wichita. She threatened to strangle an employee and took money from the register.
- Dec. 16, 2016: Intrust Bank at 1544 S. Webb. She gave a teller a note saying, “Give me $1,000 or I will shoot you.” She was arrested after a standoff with police at an apartment near the bank.
Beall commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.