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Monday, November 28, 2005

The Cell Phone Bank Robber

Candice Rose Martinez
Chantilly, Virginia, teen-ager Candice Rose Martinez, 19, became notorious recently for allegedly holding up four Wachovia bank branches in Virginia while talking on her cell phone.




CNN reported:

[Martinez] admitted to the four robberies, according to an affidavit filed against her boyfriend, Dave Chatram Williams, who is accused of driving the getaway car during the holdups.

According to the affidavit, Williams, a former Wachovia employee, also has admitted his alleged role, the affidavit said. He was arrested Monday [Nov. 14th].

The robberies took place between October 12 and November 4, police said.

In three of the holdups, cameras captured a woman talking on a cell phone as she presented a box containing a note to tellers. In the fourth robbery, she did not carry a box but displayed a handgun and handed the teller a note, police said.

An affidavit filed in Fairfax County in connection with her arrest detailed one of the notes, which was taped to an empty box. The robber presented the note to a teller on October 22, the affidavit said.

The note said, "You have 40 seconds to put all your money in the box, do not make any sudden moves,"

'Cell phone bandit' suspect put on hold [cnn, Nov. 16, 2005]

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