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Robber Held Up Bank Armed With Cigarette Lighter 'Gun'

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A serial bank robber is expected to plead guilty today to robbing a Beverly Hills bank armed only with a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun.49-year-old Andy Lee "Audy" Horn held up the Bank of America on N. Beverly Drive the evening of March 6, 2013. Pointing the gun-shaped lighter at the teller, Horn demanded: "Give me money, $50s, $20s, $100s," according to court documents, reports City News Service.

The teller, believing she was staring at the barrel of a real gun, complied, and handed over $500 of Bank of America funds.

Horn fled the bank, but according to the Beverly Hills Police Department, he was located a short time later and arrested.

"A joint investigation with the FBI confirmed he was a serial bank robber," adds the BHPD. Horn was charged with three counts of armed bank robbery
involving heists at a City National Bank in downtown Los Angeles and two Bank of America locations in Beverly Hills.

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Today Horn is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to a single count before U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin, who will set a sentencing date. Horn could get up to 20 years in federal prison for his crime.