A California woman is facing charges after allegedly robbing a bank in Nantucket, the island's police department said.
Pamela Morgan, 57, of San Jose allegedly entered a Bank of America branch at 15 Sparks Ave. at about 2:40 p.m. Friday and handed an employee a threatening note, demanding money. Morgan received an undisclosed sum of money from a teller and left on foot, Nantucket Police said.
Police searched the surrounding area and found Morgan at a post office located next door to the bank. “She may have been trying to blend. She looks like your average woman,” said Lieutenant Jerry Adams, a Nantucket Police spokesman. “But officers had a description and were able to locate her.”
Morgan was arrested without incident and the money she allegedly stole was recovered, Adams said. She is charged with unarmed robbery and larceny. She was held on $50,000 bail and is to be arraigned Tuesday in Nantucket District Court.
Police said Morgan appeared to to have been acting alone. She had been on the island for less than 48 hours and was staying at a guest house, police said.
The FBI, the Secret Service, the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office and the Massachusetts State Police are all investigating the incident, Adams said.
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