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Teller Recognizes Robbery Suspect As A Bank Customer

WHITMAN (CBS) - Police say the woman accused of robbing four Brockton-area banks was caught because a bank teller recognized her, and actually called her by name.

Kerri Ann Heffernan, 31, of Bridgewater was set to be arraigned Monday. Over the weekend, police arrested her, and seized a 2011 Hyundai Elantra, cash, cell phone, clothing and items covered in red dye.

Police say Heffernan robbed three banks over the weekend,, two Citizens Bank branches at Stop & Shop stores in Brockton and a Bank in Whitman, in an effort to cover her $2,000 rent.

According to witnesses, Heffernan was crying during the robberies.

During one robbery the teller actually recognized her, asking Heffernan, "Do you want to make a deposit Kerri?"

Police are also looking at a similar robbery in Stoughton last month and whether Heffernan was involved.

WBZ-TV's Sera Congi contributed to this report.

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