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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 15, 2018

Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery in Leawood

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Leawood, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Lorenzo Moore, 48, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on July 11, 2017, he robbed the BMO Harris Bank at 8840 State Line Road in Leawood, Kan. According to documents filed in federal court, Moore was carrying a messenger-style bag when he gave a clerk a note saying: “Bomb and gun, place money on counter, no alarms, no dye packs.”

Forensic analysis of the note Moore left in the bank revealed a fingerprint that led investigators to arrest Moore. Moore told investigators that during the robbery he put a small box on the counter so the teller’s imagination would “run wild.”

Sentencing is set for Jan. 14. He faces a sentence of up to 25 years in federal prison and restitution of $12,575. McAllister commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.

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Updated October 15, 2018