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Woman on Cell Phone Robs Bank; South Florida Police Search for Suspect

By    |   Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 11:53 AM

Police in Florida are on the hunt for the woman who robbed a bank while on a cell phone this week, NBC News reported.

The robbery occurred Wednesday morning at a TD Bank location in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office told the station. A woman wearing a brown wig and a baseball cap with sunglasses on top passed the teller a note demanding money and then fled on foot — all with a cell phone pressed against her left ear.

The woman was described as being in her early 20s, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, with a slim build. Anyone who has any information should call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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Strange robberies have long been a staple in American culture, and many have skewed toward the bizarre. Some are just plain dumb, like 21-year-old Stephen Daniel who attempted to rob a Georgia convenience store last year with a police officer standing directly behind him.

Then there was University of Pittsburgh student Jonathan Hewson, who dressed as Spider-Man during his attempt to rob a store in September 2013. He ultimately got spooked by a clerk armed with a stun gun.

In another botched heist, a man was attempting to steal copper wiring from an Albertsons grocery store in Garden Grove, California, but ended up crashing through the ceiling and landing near the checkout.

The South Florida woman with a cell phone isn't even unique. In 2005, 20-year-old Candice R. Martinez was dubbed the "Cellphone Bandit" after using the same method for four heists in Virginia. She was captured and sentenced in March to 12 years in jail.

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