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Police: Suspects faked bank robbery to steal cash

Published: Feb. 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2016 at 6:06 PM EST
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Antwan Lovelace (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Antwan Lovelace (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Tyesha Hawkins (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Tyesha Hawkins (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Deshawn Dominique Eddings (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Deshawn Dominique Eddings (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Three people, one of them a bank employee, are facing theft charges after staging a robbery in order to steal money from the bank.

Louisville Metro police arrested Antwan Lovelace, 21; Tyesha Hawkins, 21, and Deshawn Dominique Eddings, 20, on February 12.

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Arrest reports say the theft happened around 3:30 p.m. at the PNC Bank at 2400 Dixie Highway. LMPD robbery detectives say a note demanding money was passed by either Lovelace or Eddings to Hawkins, who was working as a teller in the bank branch. In total, more than $4,000 was stolen.

The police investigation revealed that no force was used during the robbery and the trio staged the crime to make it appear as if a holdup had occurred. The money was recovered and detectives say Lovelace confessed to his role in the crime.

All three suspects are charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500. Hawkins is facing an additional charge of falsely reporting an incident. Bond for each has been set at $10,000 cash.

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