Topeka man sentenced for liquor store robbery

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for armed robbery of a Topeka liquor store last spring.

According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Weston Brett Canfield, 28, of Topeka pleaded guilty to one count of commercial robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery.

In his plea, Canfield admitted that May 12, 2014, he robbed Patty’s Retail Liquor at 3705 S.W. Plaza Drive in Topeka. During the robbery, he threatened the clerk with a .22 caliber rifle. Canfield got the rifle from co-defendant Aaron Roy Bundy. Bundy died on July 31, 2014, while awaiting trial.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.

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