LINCOLN â€“ A woman who allegedly robbed the Navigant Credit Union on Front Street Wednesday afternoon was arrested about a half hour later in Cumberland.
Chief Brian Sullivan said the suspect, a woman in her 20s, walked into the credit union about 2:45 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.
The woman made off with an undetermined amount of cash and was seen fleeing the bank in a motor vehicle, heading toward Cumberland, said Sullivan.
â€śWe believe we have someone in custody,â€ť Sullivan said late yesterday. â€śWe are working to identify that person right now.â€ť
Sullivan said police would issue a press release with more details shortly. He said the woman was arrested by the Cumberland Police Department less than a half hour after the robbery. Some cash was recovered, said Sullivan.
Itâ€™s still unclear whether thereâ€™s a connection between the Navigant holdup and the robbery of the Columbus Credit Union in East Providence just after noon the day before. Police are also looking for a female suspect in connection that that robbery.
The Columbus Credit Union was one of two credit unions robbed in East Providence on Tuesday. About 3:30 p.m., another was reported at the Pawtucket Credit Union branch on Newport Avenue.
The suspect in the latter incident was described as the infamous â€śbearded bandit,â€ť a still-unidentified male believed to have robbed at least half a dozen lending institutions since February.