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A Wichita man faces a lengthy federal prison sentence if convicted of bank robbery.
Billy Wilson, 52, of Wichita, was charged with one count of bank robbery. Prosecutors said Wilson entered the Commerce Bank, located at 456 North Main, the morning of March 1.
U.S Attorney Barry Grissom said Wilson handed a teller a demand note saying, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Give me the money,” or words to that effect. He left the bank on foot.
After bank surveillance photos of the robbery were placed on the Wichita Police Department's Facebook page, police received a tip that Wilson was known from participating in a drug recovery program.
Police tracked Wilson to a house in the 800 block of South Hydraulic, but he was not at home. They called his cell phone number, but he didn't answer. Later in the day, Wilson turned himself in at the Sedgwick County Jail.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and fine up to $250,000. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.