2013-08-08 / Local & State

50-Year-Old Woman Surrenders After Bank Robbery

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 50-year- old woman surrendered after allegedly trying to rob a First Niagara Bank in the Philadelphia suburbs.

The Doylestown Intelligencer reports that Francine M. Boettinger of Warminster walked into the bank on Saturday morning.

Boettinger allegedly gave a teller a demand note implying she had a weapon, and she was arrested 45 minutes later after a police negotiator talked her out of the bank. There were no injuries.

Police say Boettinger told them that she decided to rob a bank because of the stress and shame she felt from an unrelated matter, but no details were given.

Boettinger was unable to post $200,000 bond and is being held in the Bucks County jail. No attorney was listed on court papers.

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