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March 11, 2013
A Wichita man has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for robbing an Intrust Bank branch in a grocery store in west Wichita.
David D. Spenst, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Oct. 15, 2012, Spenst robbed the Intrust Bank branch located inside the Dillon’s grocery store at 10222 W. 21st. He entered the bank about 5:42 p.m. and asked to speak to someone about a loan. He told an assistant manager he had a gun and a bomb and offered to show the manager the gun. The manager put money from the teller drawers into a manila envelope, which Spent took with him when he left the bank.
After Wichita Police released video from bank surveillance cameras, investigators received information that Spenst was the robber. He was arrested Oct. 17 while he was staying at the Drury Hotel. Investigators recovered cash from the robbery, a realistic looking air pistol, a metal aerosol can covered in black tape to resemble a bomb and a T-shirt bearing the words “Cheese Steak” that Spenst wore during the robbery.