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Bank Robber Caught After Teller Stuffed GPS Into Money Bag

By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A PNC Bank, using a high-tech GPS tracking device, helped police catch a bank robber this morning.

Philadelphia police quickly apprehended the suspect, a woman, who is said to be in her 40’s.

The female suspect is accused of handing a demand note to a teller at the PNC Bank branch in the 600 block of South Washington Square just after 8 a.m.

Police say the teller gave the robber a bag filled with $2,000 in bait money, along with a Bloodhound GPS device. The woman, unaware of the device, then fled in a red minivan that police stopped at 33rd Street and Ridge Avenue.

The suspect surrendered without resistance, nobody was hurt, and all the cash was recovered.

She now faces bank robbery charges and may be linked to other recent bank robberies.

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  • Donna Lauria

    Mel is right – the article should have mentioned the apprehension ONLY.

    This teller was thinking out of the box under an extreme stressful situation – KUDOS to the teller!

    Sometimes reports have a lapse in intelligence. It’s called STUPIDITY.

  • Mel

    Yeah, but WHY would you talk about the GPS? That is STUPID. Now other numbskull bank robbers will know to look for a GPS. Way to go…

  • JustMe

    Well done, Teller. Good job, PPD. Kudos all around.

  • charW

    Now that is awesome. The teller should be rewarded for such a smart move. Hidden GPS devices could possibly end robberies in banks.

  • Kathelleen Parsons

    well that was one smart bank/ cookie

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