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Missouri Man Charged in Bank Robberies

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri man has been charged by criminal complaint with one count of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.

According to the complaint, Lucas John Royce Spies, 27, of Harrisonville, Missouri, allegedly used an intimidating note in an attempt to rob Bank Midwest on West 119th Street in Olathe, Kansas, on November 7, 2022. Spies is also accused of robbing U.S. Bank on West 119th Street in Olathe, Kansas, a short time later the same day.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Olathe Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan is prosecuting the case.

A complaint or indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated November 9, 2022

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