Manhattan man charged with three recent robberies


A 23 year old Manhattan man faces charges in connection with three recent robberies in Manhattan.

Mark Wyche was taken into custody after a search warrant was served, with evidence linking him to the robberies of Dara’s Fast Lane at 5321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Kanas State Bank on Poyntz and Community First Bank on Tuttle Creek Boulevard.

Wyche was taken into custody at about 7:00 a.m. at his residence at 417 N. 4th St. He was later indicted by the United States government for the three robberies, and is being held on no bond at the Shawnee county correctional facility.

Riley county police stress Wyche is not a suspect in the Walgreens Robbery that occurred in Manhattan November 21st, and that case is still under investigation.

Law enforcement officials serve a search warrant at 417 N. 4th Street. The occupant, Mark Wyche, stands accused of three robberies.

RCPD, the Pottawatomie couty Sheriff’s office, and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been working together since the first robbery at Community First Bank, which occurred on October fourth. The Kansas State bank and Dara’s Fast lane robberies occurred on November 17th and 22nd.

According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Wyche faces a maximum of 25 years and a fine of up to $250,000 for the Community First robbery and a maximum of 20 years and $250, 000 each for the robberies of Kansas State Bank and Dara’s Fast Lane.


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