Man pleads guilty to five bank robberies including one in Topeka

Robberies took place in four states

In these file photos, pictured are surveillance video images from November 2016 at U.S. Bank in the 5700 block of S.W. 21st. (Nov. 2016 photos via Topeka Police)

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

Dakota Shareef Walker, 21, pleaded guilty to a Nov. 28, 2016 robbery at U.S. Bank, 5730 S.W. 21st, in Topeka; a Nov. 23, 2016 robbery at a U.S. Bank in Kansas City, Mo.; a Dec. 6, 2016 robbery at a U.S. Bank in Evanston, Wyo.; a Dec. 14, 2016 robbery at a U.S. Bank in Malad City, Idaho; and a Jan. 9, 2017 robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Preston, Idaho.

In each incident, Walker gave tellers a note warning them not to activate alarms or make any sudden movements, Beall said.

Sentencing is set for April 16. Parties have agreed to recommend a sentence ranging from 57 to 96 months in federal prison, Beall said.

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