UPDATE: Friday, October 19, 2012
A Wichita man has been charged in federal court with one count of bank robbery.
Forty-five-year-old David D. Spenst allegedly robbed the INTRUST Bank inside a Dillons store at 21st and Maize Road on Monday.
According to the affidavit, Spenst walked into the bank around 5:45 p.m. on October 15th and asked to speak with someone about a loan. He then told an assistant manager that he was robbing the bank and that he had a gun and a bomb.
He then asked the manager if he wanted to see the gun and cautioned him against sounding the alarm, saying he would "light the place up."
Surveillance photos released the following day by police led to his arrest. Spenst faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wichita Police have arrested the man they believe robbed a bank Monday evening.
INTRUST Bank inside the Dillons store at 21st and Maize Rd. was robbed shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Police say the suspect had a handgun, told the teller he had a bomb and demanded money.
Tuesday, police released surveillance photos from the robbery and said tips began coming in almost immediately.
Those tips led police officers and the FBI to 45-year-old David Spenst, who was arrested while eating lunch at a restaurant in the 100 block of West Douglas on Wednesday.
Police say Spenst is homeless but formerly lived in Wichita. He had most recently been staying at a local motel.
He is facing federal bank robbery charges.