Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for bank robberies in Leawood, Roeland Park

Michael Shiferaw was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison after committing two armed bank robberies in 2018 and 2019, including at the Commerce Bank branch in Roeland Park, above. An accomplice, Kenya Breakfield, was sentenced to 6 years in September after pleading guilty. File photo.

A 23-year-old Olathe man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison after being convicted of two armed bank robberies in 2018 Leawood and Roeland Park.

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Judge Daniel Crabtree at the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., sentenced Michael Shiferaw for felony two counts of armed bank robbery and two felony counts of discharging a firearm in connection with the robberies.