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April 29, 2013

Wichita man sentenced to 10 years for robbing UMB Bank branch

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for robbing a UMB Bank branch last year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for robbing a UMB Bank branch last year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Christopher A. Vangessel, 41, previously pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He admitted that on Feb. 28, 2012, he robbed the UMB Bank branch at 130 N. Market, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. He gave the teller a note directing her to give him money. After he got the money he left the bank.

Surveillance photos taken during the robbery were released to the public and a parole officer identified Vangessel as the robber.

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