Defendant Left Fingerprint While Robbing a Wichita Quik Trip

August 02, 2018 - 9:55 am

A Wichita man was indicted Wednesday on charges of robbing a Quik Trip, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Samuel L. Vliet, 25, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of committing a robbery at a commercial establishment. In court documents, investigators allege that on July 18, 2018, Vliet was wearing a red bandana over his mouth when he entered a Quik Trip at 110 S. Rock Road in Wichita. He told a store employee, “Give me all the money in the register.”

Later, police lifted fingerprints from a door that the store employee said the robber touched as he left. A forensic examination using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) matched the fingerprint to Vliet.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Rodebaugh is prosecuting.

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