OLATHE, Kan. — A Missouri man is charged in connection with two bank robberies in Olathe Monday afternoon.

Lucas John Royce Spies, 27, of Harrisonville, Missouri, is charged with attempting to rob a Bank Midwest branch on West 119th Street. He is also charged with rob a nearby Bank Midwest branch the same day.

The two banks are less than a mile apart.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said they chased Spies as he left one of the bank locations.

The chase ended up on Old 56 Highway between South Parker and South Robinson streets in Olathe, where the Kansas Highway Patrol said a trooper performed a maneuver and arrested Spies.

The FBI and Olathe Police Department are investigating the case.

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