Skip to main content
Press Release

Despite Fake Mustache, Bank Robber Winds Up in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man who wore a fake mustache and a hospital mask when he robbed a bank in Overland Park was sentenced today to four years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Steven D. Lavy, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. According to court records, he robbed the Bank of the West at 12080 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park on June 21, 2017. During the robbery, he wore a yellow striped polo shirt, khaki pants, a fake mustache, a blue and white hospital mask, a straw hat and sunglasses. He also had his left arm in a sling.

Police spotted his getaway car a few minutes after the robbery and there was a chase during which Lavy drove on sidewalks and twice rammed a police car. Police found the fake mustache on the dashboard of his car when they arrested him.

McAllister commended the Overland Park Police Department, the Leawood Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.


Updated October 10, 2019