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Man sentenced to 12 years for jewelry store, bank robberies


April 21, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for robbing a bank and holding a jewelry store owner at gunpoint.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that 25-year-old Terence Thomas was sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Thomas had a knife when he approached the jewelry store owner and his wife as they arrived for work in December 2015. The owner drew a handgun in self-defense. The two men wrestled and shots were fired before Thomas got the gun. After forcing the owner to open the door to the business, Thomas dragged the owner's wife in...

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