A 55-year-old Topeka man is charged with robbing a U.S. Bank branch on Wednesday.

According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, James E. Freeman entered the bank at about 2:30 p.m.

He began striking the counter with his right hand and screaming, “Just give me money,” and “This is a robbery.” He left the bank with cash.

A Topeka police officer responding to the bank robbery call found Freeman walking on 6th Street about a block from the bank. Freeman was holding cash in his hands when he was arrested.

If convicted, Freeman faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.