Wichita man charged with 5 armed robberies

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Darren Green (Sedgwick County Jail) Darren Green (Sedgwick County Jail)

A 20-year-old man has been charged in federal court with five armed robberies in Wichita.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Darren Green was charged Tuesday with five counts of robbery and five counts of brandishing a handgun during the robberies.

Green was charged with the following robberies:

  • July 8, 2019: Burger King, 3500 S. Meridian
  • Aug. 28, 2019: Meridian Grocery, 2719 S. Meridian
  • Aug. 29, 2019: Domino’s Pizza, 2047 West 21st
  • Oct. 20, 2019: Walmart, 3030 N. Rock Road
  • Oct. 21, 2019: Advance America, 601 N. Ridge Road

An affidavit alleges that during the first robbery, Green wore a skeleton mask, pointed a gun at an employee and said, “Don’t be stupid – get on the ground.”

It accuses Green of wearing a yellow Walmart vest in the robbery on October 20, placing a gun against an employee’s ribs, and handing an employee a note saying, “I have AIDS. Do not panic. Put all the money in bag.”

Green was originally arrested for six robberies.

If convicted, Green could face up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count, and not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of brandishing a firearm. 

Previous story from October 24:

Wichita police say they've arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to six armed robberies in the city since July.

Officer Charley Davidson said Thursday in a news release that Darren Green arrested at his home Wednesday evening and booked for six counts of aggravated robbery.

Police allege he's involved in the following robberies:

  • July 8:  Employees at Burger King, 3500 S. Meridian, reported an unknown suspect robbing the business at gunpoint
  • Aug. 28:  An employee at Meridian Grocery, 2719 S. Meridian, reported an unknown suspect robbing the business at gunpoint
  • Aug. 29:  An employee at Domino’s Pizza, 2047 W. 21st Street North, reported an unknown suspect robbing the business at gunpoint
  • Oct. 20:  Employees at the Money Center inside of Walmart, 3030 N. Rock Rd., reported an unknown suspect robbing the business at gunpoint
  • Oct. 21:  An employee at Check into Cash, 2424 S. Seneca, reported an unknown suspect attempting to rob the business at gunpoint
  • Oct. 21:  Employees at Advance America, 601 N. Ridge Road, reported an unknown suspect robbing the business at gunpoint.

Officer Davidson said that through diligent investigation, Green was identified as being involved. 

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