Wichita man admits to using BB gun in robberies

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WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A 38-year-old Wichita man faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after admitting to robbing three stores with a BB gun.

Willie Smith pleaded guilty in Federal Court to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that he robbed a Wichita QuikTrip store in 2018. He showed the clerk what appeared to be a revolver before demanding money.

Later, investigators found a black BB gun in his apartment they believe he used in the robbery. Smith is also accused of two other robberies in Wichita.

The court will also consider the other robberies when sentencing Smith. During all three robberies, he pulled out what appeared to be a revolver.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26.