Woman Arrested in Burka Bank Robbery Attempt: FBI - NBC 7 San Diego

Woman Arrested in Burka Bank Robbery Attempt: FBI



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    Surveillance video captures the suspect who witnesses described as a woman with olive complexion wearing a maroon-colored burka.

    FBI agents in San Diego say they’ve arrested the woman who recently tried to rob a bank wearing a burka.

    Elysia Maria Roiz, 30, is in custody, accused of trying to rob a Wells Fargo Bank on August 1 while wearing a maroon-colored burka.

    Surveillance images released by officials showed the suspect at the teller station of the bank on Highland Avenue. Watch video.

    Officials said the would-be bank robber handed the teller a note with her demands, but the teller alerted a co-worker and then hid.

    The suspect waited a few seconds, then left without any cash.

    U.S. Marshals worked with Baja State Police to arrest Roiz in Tijuana on Friday, Sept. 27.

    She has since been transferred to the custody of National City police where she was interviewed and then booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee.

    Would-Be Bank Robber Wore Burka: FBI

    [DGO] Would-Be Bank Robber Wore Burka: FBI
    FBI agents said a woman who attempted to rob a bank in National City on August, 1 wore a maroon-colored burka and left on foot. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2013)

    She’s scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

    Anyone with information concerning this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477.