in Platte City armed robbery caught
Less than three weeks after he made off with
nearly $500 in an armed robbery at Your Dollar
Store on Platte Valley Road, Platte City police
have their man.
Carl P. Glaviano, 44, was arrested and charged
in Lafayette County Circuit Court last week with
first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.
Glaviano, a former resident of Belton, is suspected
in armed robberies in Belton, Grain Valley, Higginsville,
Independence, and Richmond.
In each robbery, Glaviano was said to mention
his family his wife or kids and
used the fact that he had to support them as justification
for his crimes. Glaviano reportedly has no family
Glaviano was moved from Lafayette County to Kansas
City and finally the Western Reception Diagnostic
Correctional Center in St. Joseph after his arraignment.
Authorities moved him after labeling him an escape
He clammed up after learning the charges,
said Platte City Sergeant Dennis Trabue. He
doesnt have anything else to look forward
to but doing time.
Authorities narrowed their focus on Glaviano
after a Grain Valley detective recognized the
pattern of robberies and their similarities. Acting
on his tip, police were able to match descriptions
of the suspects truck to Glaviano, who was
wanted on a parole violation.
After tracing the license plate and victims of
his crime were able to positively identify him
in separate photo lineups, he was taken into custody
on the parole violation. He has since confessed
to the crimes.
Glaviano has been convicted of second-degree
robbery and a drug felony in the past. Currently
being held on a $50,000 bond, he faces up to 45
years in jail.