Topeka man pleads guilty to five bank robberies

A Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to five bank robberies in four states, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Dakota Shareef Walker, 21, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to the following robberies:

• U.S. Bank, 5730 Southwest 21st, Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 28, 2016.
• U.S. Bank, 221 W. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 23, 2016.
• U.S. Bank, 748 Main St., Evanston, Wyoming, Dec. 6, 2016.
• U.S. Bank, 25 E. 50 South, Malad City, Idaho, Dec. 14, 2016.
• Wells Fargo Bank, 5 N. State St., Preston, Idaho, Jan. 9, 2017.

In each case, Walker gave tellers a note warning not them not to activate any alarms or to make any sudden moves.

Sentencing is set for April 16. All parties have agreed to recommend a sentence in a range from 57 and 96 months in federal prison. Beall commended the FBI, the Topeka Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

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