A Kansas City man was recently convicted of robbing numerous businesses around the Kansas City Metro Area. Abasi S. Baker, was found guilty of 21 different counts associated to a series of Radio Shack and payday loan business robberies over a two month period.
Overland Park Detective Dave Zickel was assigned the Overland Park cases. He worked in conjunction with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Olathe, Kan., Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, the St. Joseph, Mo., Police Department, the Lee's Summit, Mo., Police Department, the Mission, Kan., Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Through this combined investigative effort, five Overland Park robbery cases have been cleared. Also involved in this investigation were three robberies in Kansas City, Kansas, one in Mission, Kansas, and one in Olathe, Kansas. The Overland Park cases occurred between 1-9-11 and 3-3-11.
Sentencing for Mr. Baker will be in early December 2011. He may face a sentence of over 100 years in prison. The trial for a second person charged with these crimes is scheduled for mid-November.
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