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NYC Lawyer Accused Of Holding Up Greenwich Bank

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- An attorney from New York City has been accused of robbing a bank in Greenwich.

Meighan McSherry, 46, of the Upper West Side, gave a note to a bank teller at a Wells Fargo Bank on West Putnam Avenue demanding money and stating that she was armed, police said. She was pulled over and arrested a few minutes after the robbery on Thursday afternoon. Police did not say how much was stolen.

She appeared in Stamford Superior Court on Friday charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree larceny. She remained in custody in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Her defense lawyer, Jennifer De Castro Tunnard, spoke of her client's legal career and said she was shocked by the allegations, the Greenwich Time reported. She said McSherry had no knowledge of the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank and had no memory of how she ended up in Greenwich.

Greenwich Police confirmed to CBS2 that they are looking into similarities between this robbery and a bank robbery attempt that occurred earlier this week on the Upper West Side.

Upper West Side Bank Robbery Suspect
Suspect wanted in Upper West Side attempted bank robbery on Aug. 2 (credit: NYPD)

On Tuesday, a woman walked into the Chase bank located at 2219 Broadway and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The bank teller did not comply and the suspect fled, police said. The NYPD released photos of the suspect in that case who appears to look similar to McSherry.

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