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Maryland woman accused of bank robbery

A woman in Maryland was identified as a bank robber in part because she has eczema on her hands, police say. Police allege that a 47-year-old Maryland woman committed a robbery at The Bank of Glen Burnie on Crain Highway South and returned to rob the same branch two weeks later.

During the second robbery, the woman was wearing a green baseball cap, but the teller says she recognized the woman's red, scaly hands when she appeared at her window. The woman allegedly handed the teller a note and warned her not to put in a dye pack. She also reportedly threatened that she knew when the teller came and left work. The woman allegedly made another attempt at the branch on Stevenson Road when the teller there recognized her and told her to remove her hat. The teller then refused to give her money and the woman fled the scene. Another employee followed her outside and got the tag number off the car she was driving.

Police found the car on Woodhill Drive. They say a subsequent search of the car and a nearby apartment yielded a collection of $10 bills covered in red dye, a note that read "Empty the drawer," and some clothing. The 47-year-old woman matched the description given by bank employees. When interviewed by police, the 47-year-old woman allegedly admitted to the robberies and added that she used the money to pay bills.

Generally, bank robbery is considered a felony. An individual who is charged with such a crime may wish to allow a criminal law attorney to review the case. An attorney may be able to negotiate a plea bargain that would result in a guilty plea in exchange for a lower sentence or a reduced charge.

Source: Huffington Post, "Accused Serial Bank Robber's 'Scaly Hands' Lead To Identification, Arrest", Ben Weathers, October 08, 2013

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