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‘Cheese Steak’ bank robber sentenced to 46 months

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, March 11, 2013, at 5:50 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, March 11, 2013, at 8:21 p.m.


A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing an Intrust Bank branch in a grocery store in west Wichita.

David D. Spenst, 46, admitted that he robbed the Intrust Bank branch inside the Dillons grocery store at 21st and Maize on Oct. 15, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said.

A surveillance video from the bank led Wichita police to arrest Spenst on Oct. 17 at the Drury Hotel in Wichita. 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, Grissom’s office said.

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