Nov 10, 2021

Police: Burglary suspect was hiding inside Kan. credit union

Posted Nov 10, 2021 2:00 AM
Sommers-photo Shawnee Co.
Sommers-photo Shawnee Co.

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a suspect on multiple charges after police found him in a bank.

Just after 9p.m. Monday, police responded to a report of a possible burglary at the Communication Federal Credit Union, 1015 SW Wanamaker in Topeka, according to Lt. John Trimble.

Officers arrived on scene and found a suspect later identified as 28-year-old Martin Sommers still inside the bank. A perimeter was established as was communication with the suspect. Police took Sommers into custody without further incident.

The 1000 block of SW Wanamaker was shut down from approximately 9:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, according to Trimble.

Police brought Sommers to the Law Enforcement Center for interviews and then booked him into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of Felony Criminal Damage, Criminal Trespass and Raising a False Alarm.