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August 5, 2014

Wichita man pleads guilty in credit union robbery

A Wichita man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank robbery in federal district court.

A Wichita man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank robbery in federal district court.

Craig Applebee, 59, was accused of robbing the Credit Union of America at 212 S. Ridge Road on May 15. He gave the teller a note demanding money and fled the bank after the teller put the money in a white plastic trash bag, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a prepared statement.

Police used a GPS tracking device hidden with the stolen money to locate Applebee’s car. Officers stopped the car and arrested Applebee in the 3800 block of West Central.

Applebee’s sentencing is set for Oct. 23. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of as much as $250,000.

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