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Fake mustache leads to real prison time in Overland Park bank robbery

Posted: 11:46 AM, Oct 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 12:46:43-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who donned a fake mustache and a hospital mask during a Kansas bank robbery was sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Steven D. Lavy, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery related to the June 21, 2017 , incident at Bank of the West on Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park.

During the robbery, according to court records, he also wore a straw hat and sunglasses and put his left arm in a sling. Minutes after the robbery, police located his getaway car and a chase ensued.

The fake mustache was on the dashboard of the vehicle at the time of Lavy’s arrest.