Wichita man sentenced for armed robbery spree

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A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies.

Brandon Wells, 23, pleaded guilty in April to five counts of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery. In his plea, Wells admitted to the following robberies:

  • Jan. 27, 2017, Circle K, 1250 S. Rock Road, Wichita
  • Jan. 28, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4818 E. Lincoln, Wichita
  • Jan. 30, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4636 S. Broadway, Wichita
  • Feb. 4, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 4130 W. Central, Wichita
  • Feb. 5, 2017: O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3220 N. Rock, Wichita

During the robberies, Wells and an accomplice threatened employees with a weapon and demanded money. The firearm charge is tied to a Feb. 6, 2017, robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3109 E. Pawnee.

Beall commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

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