Topeka Man Sentenced For Robbing Bank Near Lake Shawnee


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man will spend the next two years in federal prison for holding up a bank near Lake Shawnee.

37-year-old Cade Michael Sharples was sentenced Monday. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Sharples robbed the Kaw Valley Bank just south of SE 29th on SE Croco Road September 17, 2013. In his plea, he admitted handing the teller a note that read, "I'm here to rob you. I have a gun. Do as I say and you won't get hurt." Sharpled got money and walked out of the bank to his vehicle, which he'd parked at a nearby carwash.

Sharples was arrested in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Police released surveillance video of the robbery and received numerous tips from the public which led them to his location.

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