Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Weird Crime NEWS

FBI: More teenagers now robbing banks


UPI News Service, 08/15/2006 

A senior FBI agent says there's concern over a growing number of teenagers staging armed bank robberies around the United States.

ADVERTISEMENT
Jennifer Leonard, a supervisor in the agency's violent crimes unit in Washington, told the Cincinnati Enquirer all field offices have been advised to monitor ages of suspects, but said this year's activity wasn't strong enough to call a pattern.

"We're looking to see if it's isolated or if it's an emerging trend," Leonard said.

Most recently, a 17-year-old Bloomington, Ind., girl was charged in a July 8 bank robbery. In March, a 17-year-old boy in Nashville was also arrested after a bank robbery, and later this month, a 15-year-old Lima, Ohio, girl will be sentenced for her role in a credit union heist that was cracked when she left her book bag in a getaway car.

The teen told police after being arrested the adult who entered the bank with her and their adult driver headed to Chicago with their $5,000 haul and spent it on drugs and shopping, the newspaper said.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2006 by United Press International








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.049301862716675 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed