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Last Laugh! Woman Robs Banks While on Her Cell Phone

Associated Press News Wire (
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:57:31 -0600

These days it seems that some people just can't go anywhere or do
anything without a cell phone in their ear.

In northern Virginia the police say they're looking for a woman who's
been holding up banks while chatting on her phone.

"This is the first time that I can recall where we've had a crime
committed while the person was using a cell phone," Loudoun County
sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell told The Washington Post in a story
published Friday. "The question would be whether anyone is on the
other end of the line or not."

Investigators believe the woman has hit four Wachovia bank branches in
recent weeks in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.

In three of those bank jobs, she was talking on a cell phone, while
showing the teller a box with a holdup note attached to it. In the
most recent holdup, on Nov. 4, in Ashburn, the robber showed the
teller a gun.

The woman is described as well-spoken, with a slight Hispanic accent.

Investigators say they're not sure if she's actually talking to
someone on the phone or just pretending. They also won't speculate on
why she's chosen only Wachovia branches.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.

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