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School bus driver busted for bank robberies in Md.

Jamese Queen, Md. school bus driver,is accused of robbing a bank twice. CBS Baltimore

Jamese Queen, Md. school bus driver,is accused of robbing a bank twice.
CBS Baltimore
(CBS) GLEN BURNIE, Md. - A Maryland school bus driver was allegedly moonlighting...as a bank robber. Police in Anne Arundel County say they've captured Jamese Queen, who is accused a robbing the same bank in Glen Burnie twice last month, and trying to rob a another bank on Saturday, CBS Baltimore reported.

The station says the 47-year-old woman confessed to police that she needed the money to pay her bills.

Surveillance cameras captured the robbery images. Both times, police reportedly say she handed the teller a note demanding cash. The first time -on Sept. 13 - a security dye pack in the money exploded as she left the bank. The second time - two weeks later - she handed a note to the same exact bank teller, adding, "No dye pack this time. I know when you come in. I know when you leave. Don't draw attention to yourself."

She drove away with cash in a black Hyundai.

Then, on Saturday, according to CBS Baltimore, police say she tried it again at a different branch.

"And a very alert employee with the Bank of Glen Burnie jotted down the tag number and that was just the break we needed," said Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis.

Shortly after Saturday's attempted robbery, an officer on routine patrol spotted that black Hyundai with its matching license plates in the parking lot of a Glen Burnie apartment complex. Inside one of the apartments, they found their suspect, Jamese Queen.

CBS Baltimore says the arrest is welcome news to bank managers.

"It was with great joy I got to tell the teller who was held up twice that we have apprehended the suspect and the relief and joy was something to see," said Bank of Glen Burnie CEO Mike Livingston.

Investigators say they recovered some of the clothes they believe Queen was wearing during the robberies.

In all, there have been 14 bank robberies so far this year in Anne Arundel County, and police say all of the them  have been committed by robbers passing notes demanding money.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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