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Man sentenced for five bank robberies in four states

A Topeka man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for robbing five banks in four states.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said 21-year-old Dakota Shareef Walker was sentenced August 22 after pleading guilty to bank robberies in Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming and two in Idaho.

The robberies happened between November 2016 and January of 2017.

The banks robbed were in Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Evanston, Wyoming; and Malad City and Preston, Idaho.

In each robbery, Walker handed the tellers notes warning them not to activate any alarms or make any sudden moves before escaping with money.

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