WARRENTON, Mo. (KMOX) – A woman’s now in custody, charged with robbing a Warrenton bank Monday and then nearly causing several crashes as she sped away from the scene.
It started shortly after noon Monday when the female suspect walked into First State Community Bank on N. Highway 47.
After several minutes she approached a teller and handed her a bank envelope with a written note demanding cash in denominations of $100 and $20, as well as what police described as “rambling text” having to do with something that happened in Pennsylvania.
After receiving the cash, the woman got into a gold-colored minivan and fled the scene, nearly causing several crashes as she sped off.
Less than an hour later the suspect was tracked to a motel in Kingdom City, about 45 minutes west of Warrenton on I-70.
The arresting officer noted that the woman was intoxicated as she was taken into custody, and a records check showed that the same woman was wanted for a previous bank robbery in Pennsylvania.
Police also recovered a large amount of cash from the suspect’s motel room.
The woman, who hasn’t been identified, has reportedly confessed to holding up the bank in Warrenton.