FBI arrests ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ and her accomplice after they rob four banks in three states along the East Coast, and each time she carried the same brightly colored purse
Police arrested Circe Baez, 356, and Alexis Morales, 38, in North Carolina, Sunday
Baez is known as the ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ along with her accomplice Morales is suspected of robbing at least four banks, across three states on the East Coast
The bank robber’s nickname comes from the distinctive signature pink handbag Baez carried
The duo hit Pennsylvania, Delaware and two North Carolina banks since July 20
The pair are being held under $4 million bonds at the Pitt County Detention Center
Circe Baez, [left] and Alexis Morales, [right] were arrested on Sunday. Investigators believe Baez, also known as the Pink Lady, robbed at least four banks and three states and Morales was an accomplice
A woman known as the ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ who is suspected of robbing banks along the East Coast has been arrested along with an accomplice, the FBI said on Monday.
An FBI news release says Circe Baez and Alexis Morales were arrested Sunday at the Charlotte Speedway Inn & Suites, a $50-a-night hotel on West Sugar Creek Road in North Carolina.
Investigators believe Baez, aka “Pink Lady Bandit” with Morales as an accomplice.
are responsible for at least four bank robberies across three states on the East Coast, including one in the Susquehanna Valley, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Circe Baez, 36, and Alexis Morales, 38, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania were taken into custody Sunday at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, the FBI said.
Baez was nicknamed the Pink Lady Bandit because of the signature pink handbag she carried during two of the robberies.
Her first robbery took place at Orrstown Bank in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 20.
Her next stop was across state lines to hit the M&T Bank in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 23.
A day later, she crossed state lines again and robbed the Southern Bank in Ayden on July 24, a small town in North Carolina.
The FBI dubbed the bank robber the “Pink Lady Bandit” because she carried a pink handbag in at least two of the robberies. In each case, the FBI said, the woman showed the teller a note demanding money.
The latest robbery was Friday also in North Carolina, when she held up BB&T bank in Hamlet, on July 26, roughly a three-hour drive from Ayden – and an hour and a half away from Charlotte where the duo were arrested.
During that heist, the FBI says the woman was wearing a white and black dress, a baseball cap, and sunglasses.
FBI sent out a flyer for unknown female bank robber dubbed ‘the Pink Lady Bandit’
The serial Bank robber was nicknamed the Pink Lady Bandit because of the signature pink handbag she carried during two of the robberies
Arrest warrants also revealed that she implied to a bank teller in Ayden that she had a handgun.
The FBI Charlotte was offering a $10,000 reward for information on the main suspect, whom they described as a white or Hispanic woman, roughly between 5’2″ and 5’4″, weighing around 130lbs.
FBI officials said in two of the robberies she wore yoga pants, tank tops, a navy baseball hat, and held her distinctive pink handbag.
Baez is charged in the Carlisle robbery, and she and Morales are charged in the North Carolina robberies. Both suspects will likely face additional charges, authorities said.
Baez and Morales are being held under $4 million bonds at the Pitt County Detention Center, the FBI said.