In the ever expanding times-are-hard news file comes another desperate story: An unemployed mother of five was arrested in San Diego in connection with a series of bank robberies.
Roxanne Renee Pennock was arrested after she allegedly robbed a Chase bank in Temecula last week, authorities reported Thursday. She was connected to three other bank heists, including one other in Temecula and one in Poway, where she lives with four sons, a daughter and her husband, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Poway is an upper-middle-class area known for its large tract homes and idyllic, suburban living. The robbery of a San Diego National Bank happened a half mile from the suspect's home.
In the Poway Road robbery, the suspect “held what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun in her right hand” and ordered a teller to get down and fill a duffel bag with cash, according to an FBI statement.
“The robber held the bag open with a hand on each handle of the bag and the handgun in her right hand still pointed at the teller,” states the FBI.
Suspect Pennock, 37, was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
In September we told you about an elderly man with an oxygen tank suspected of robbing a bank … in San Diego.
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.