TOPEKA, Kan. - Two men have been indicted on federal charges in connection with a robbery at a Red Robin restaurant in Topeka. Derick Renee Crawford, 23, and Travis Jeremy Coffman, 35, both who are in federal custody, are charged with one count of robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm in the robbery, and one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
The indictment alleges that on Aug. 18, 2013, Crawford and Coffman robbed the Red Robin Restaurant at 6230 S.W. Sixth Street in Topeka. According to court documents, Crawford and Coffman are alleged to have held the employees of the restaurant at gunpoint and threatened to kill them.
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery count; a penalty of not less than seven years – consecutive to the sentence on the robbery count – and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of brandishing a firearm; and a maximum penalty of 10 years each on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon