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Teen charged in robberies

Travis Roberts, 16, of Kansas City in Platte County, has been charged by Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd with two counts of robbery in the first degree and one count of armed criminal action.

Last week, Roberts was certified by the Platte County Juvenile Court to stand trial as an adult. His bond has been set at $150,000.

The charges stem from two armed hotel robberies committed in Platte
County in January. On Jan. 27, Roberts allegedly robbed the Main
Stay Suites Hotel. On Feb. 18, Roberts allegedly robbed the Quality Inn Suites Hotel, 6901 NW 83rd Street.
Prosecutors allege Roberts committed the crimes with Nathan Chrisman, 18, of Kansas City, and that Chrisman used a handgun in the robberies.

Chrisman was charged with the same crimes in February.

If convicted, Roberts and Chrisman could each face 10 to 30 years in prison on the robbery charges. If convicted of armed criminal action, Roberts and Chrisman would each be required to serve a minimum of three years in prison.

The charges against Roberts and Chrisman are merely accusations, and Roberts and Chrisman are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.