Getaway Driver Sentenced To Prison For Catholic Family FCU Heist

Register now

WICHITA, Kan. – A man who drove the getaway car during last November’s armed robbery at Catholic Family FCU was sentenced to 51 months in prison on Monday.

Christopher Crabtree, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery for driving co-defendant Deshane Gantt to the credit union and helping him hide the proceeds of the robbery.

Gantt, armed with a 9 mm pistol, went into the credit union and told the employees, “This is a robbery...I don’t want to turn this into a homicide.” He vaulted the counter and collected cash from the drawers in a pillow case.

After the robbery, Crabtree and Gantt were driving when they encountered a Wichita police patrol car. When police searched the car they found the proceeds of the robbery in the pillow case.

Gantt pleaded guilty and is set for sentencing April 18.

 

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here.
MORE FROM AMERICAN BANKER