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Former police officer charged with robbing Missouri bank

August 30, 2018

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban Kansas City police officer has been charged with robbing a bank and leading police on a chase.

Thirty-five-year-old Richard Hagerty was charged Wednesday in federal court with one count of bank robbery and one count possessing a firearm during a crime of violence. His attorney hasn’t returned a phone call seeking comment.

An FBI agent wrote in the affidavit that the former Lee’s Summit police officer stole $7,000 Wednesday from a bank in the city. Witnesses said he pointed a handgun at a customer and ordered people to “get down” before demanding cash from two tellers.

The ensuing police pursuit ended in the nearby city of Grandview. Officers recognized Hagerty when he got out of the vehicle. He worked for the Lee’s Summit Police Department until 2016.

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