Man, 59, charged with robbing west Wichita credit union
05/28/2014 4:06 PM
08/06/2014 1:21 PM
A 59-year-old man was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury for robbing the Credit Union of America earlier this month in west Wichita, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.
Craig E. Applebee, 59, entered the credit union at 212 S. Ridge Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. on May 15 while wearing a black ball cap and a dark hooded sweatshirt, according to a criminal complaint.
After Applebee allegedly gave a teller a plastic trash bag and a note demanding money, the teller put currency in the bag, the complaint said. Applebee then allegedly told a second teller to put money in the bag.
That teller put money from her drawer in the bag with a GPS tracker, the complaint said.
Police stopped Applebee’s car and arrested him less than 15 minutes later in the 3700 block of West Central. Police could see in plain view the black cap and white plastic bag. A search of his car turned up $10,570 in the bag, the complaint said.
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