Wichita man charged in Credit Union of America robbery

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
The U.S. Attorney

The suspect was captured in the 3800 block of West Central.

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Wichita, Kan. -- A Wichita man has been indicted in connection to the robbery of a Credit Union of America branch.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 59-year-old Craig E. Applebee is charged with one count of bank robbery in connection the May 15 robbery at 212 S. Ridge Road. The indictment alleges Applebee entered the credit union wearing a black ball cap and dark hooded sweatshirt, and gave a teller a note demanding money.

The teller placed a GPS tracking device in a bag with the money. Wichita Police stopped Applebee’s car near 3700 W. Central less than 15 minutes after the robbery was reported.

If convicted, Applebee faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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