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Cell Phone Bandit Robs Fourth Bank

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Apparently there's a crazed bank robber running amok in my neighborhood, whose disguise is that she looks like a normal bank customer. From The Washington Post:

When it comes to multitasking, it's hard to beat the woman who can rob a bank and never interrupt her cell phone conversation.

In an act of either incredible cool or something much more sinister, a young woman has robbed four Wachovia bank branches in Northern Virginia in recent weeks, all while seemingly immersed in cell phone chats, police say. In the most recent holdup, on Nov. 4 in Ashburn, video footage shows the woman to be almost uninterested as a teller hands her a stack of cash, and she continues talking on her phone as she turns and walks out of the bank

"This is the first time that I can recall where we've had a crime committed while the person was using a cell phone," said Loudoun County sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell, echoing comments by officials from other law enforcement agencies. "The question would be whether anyone is on the other end of the line or not."

...The cell phone bandit first struck in Vienna on Oct. 12. A woman in her twenties with dark hair, about 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 to 130 pounds, walked in carrying a box and talking on a cell phone. She moved directly to the teller counter and displayed the shoebox-size box, which had a note taped on it demanding cash. Police would not disclose the wording of the note.

As in the other cases, the robber exchanged few or no words with the teller, because she apparently was busy talking to someone else. She scooped up the cash, started walking and kept talking.

In the last robbery the woman, who looks like a typical suburban soccer mom, actually flashed a gun. Even so she hardly looks like much of a criminal...


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Comments (16)

Is it just me, or is she ki... (Below threshold)
Ken McCracken:

Is it just me, or is she kinda hot?

Uh, it's just you Ken.... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Uh, it's just you Ken.

Ken, it's not just you.... (Below threshold)
Mark:

Ken, it's not just you.

This is even cooler than Bandits!

She is a normal (I wouldn't... (Below threshold)
Lew Clark:

She is a normal (I wouldn't say soccer mom, she looks too young) person who has been driven crazy by the rays that eminate from her cell phone. She has no idea she is robbing banks. Beware, be very afraid, those of you who never remove the cell phone from your ear during waking hours.

Mebbe she looks to some lik... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Mebbe she looks to some like a "soccer mom" but to my view, she looks like anything but -- 'cause this woman's harshness does't resemble any "soccer mom" I know. Or have ever seen.

A gun in a handbag doesn't disqualify anyone from "soccer mom" status but a bank robber with one in hers does.

Oh, I forgot: ~she's just ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Oh, I forgot: ~she's just a victim. The bank made her rob them. She's on the phone at that very robbery moment (pix) with her --strike-- mom --endstrike -- lookout, pleading for forgiveness.~

Right before she takes the money and runs.

I seem to have keener instincts than most but there's no way I would not take exception to a woman (or a man, either) in a bank, persisting to use a cellphone at a teller's window. No eye contact, I also notice. Tellers should start closing the window when someone like this approaches...at least alert the guard/s.

That's Steph from survivor.... (Below threshold)
berlins:

That's Steph from survivor. She must not have won.

Didn't Bill Clinton used to... (Below threshold)
Aidan Maconachy:

Didn't Bill Clinton used to date her? I suggest a DNA check of any discarded fabric.

Maybe she's paying bills ov... (Below threshold)
George:

Maybe she's paying bills over the phone with
her newly acquired money.

Oh no! They were filming m... (Below threshold)
sarah:

Oh no! They were filming me?

Clearly the story must be m... (Below threshold)
Nate:

Clearly the story must be mistaken, she couldn't have had a gun. Wachovia has a no-guns policy. If a criminal would dare disregard such a policy, I just don't know what to believe anymore...

/snark

Can't wait till they catch ... (Below threshold)
RedStorm:

Can't wait till they catch this cunt.

Poor thing must not have fi... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

Poor thing must not have figured out that "...would make a man write bad checks" deal.

Tragic, I tell you.

Yes dear, I want extra c... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Yes dear, I want extra crispy, and you are buying -- it was my turn last time.

Clyde.

She's robbing the banks to ... (Below threshold)

She's robbing the banks to get the money to pay for some stuff to un-superglue the cellphone from her face.

HAHH i know her.. her name... (Below threshold)
rick:

HAHH i know her.. her name is candis.. she works at olympus and goes to NOVA.. i guarantee she met some guy that put her up to it




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