Kansas Teen Admits Asking Friend To Rob Bank

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A north-central Kansas teenager has pleaded guilty to soliciting a friend to rob a bank where he worked.

The U.S. Attorney's office says the plot was foiled when the friend decided instead to record their conversations and went to authorities.

Nineteen-year-old Landon Bridgman Hedstrom, of Belleville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of solicitation to commit bank robbery. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing, scheduled for Aug. 13.

According to court documents, Hedstrom was working at Citizens National Bank in Concordia last November when he told the friend he had stolen money from the bank. He urged the friend to rob the bank at a time when only one other employee would be working.

Hedstrom admitted drawing a map showing where to find the bank's cash.


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