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Utah woman uses fake mustache to rob neighbors

Eric Pfeiffer
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A Utah woman allegedly donned a fake mustache to rob her neighbors

A 31-year-old woman in Salt Lake City has been charged with two counts of burglary after she allegedly used a fake mustache to disguise her appearance as she robbed her neighbors.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the unnamed woman's neighbors first noticed that several thousand dollars were missing from a security box inside their home. A later review of the box revealed that an additional $9,000 was missing.

In response, the neighbors then decided to set up a trap for the repeat robber, placing cash out as bait and setting up security cameras to catch it all on tape. That's when a woman, dressed in a "very large men's suit," a beanie hat and fake mustache was caught on tape using a key to enter the house and steal the cash.

Pretty much the only thing she wasn't doing in the video was twirling the fake mustache in sinister fashion while standing next to a set of train tracks.

The neighbors instantly recognized the assailant as their neighbor, who had in her possession a spare set of their housekeys to look after their home when they went on vacation. Police searched the woman's home and found the disguise inside.

The neighbor has been charged in Salt Lake's 3rd District Court with two counts of burglary and one count of theft, all second-degree felonies.

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