Police say an 86-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in Philadelphia.
Police stated that Emily Coakley is charged with aggravated assault, robbery, terrorist threats and related crimes. He was released on personal guarantee.
An 86-year-old woman, trapped by police and pushed by a pedestrian, was escorted from TD Bank at 38 p.m. and market on Tuesday and handcuffed in what could only be described as a strange bank robbery attempt.
“It’s crazy. It’s amazing,” said a bank customer.
“This is unusual,” said John MacDonald as he walked past the police outside the bank. “I have never heard of a bank robber of that age who is armed.”
Police say the elderly woman went to the West Bank of Philadelphia shortly after 2 pm with her walk, pulled out a gun and demanded $ 400 from the cashiers behind the table. Ben’s police quickly arrived and arrested her.
One customer said, “With a gun, yes they should be shipped to her.”
“I’m worried. I mean 86 or 26, she had a pistol,” said Will Dugan, a bank customer.
Sources say the woman came to the bank on Monday to make a withdrawal. When she got home, she thought the bank had reduced her by $ 400. She returned to the bank in the afternoon and demanded the rest of her money. Her family showed up while she was being held at the bank and tried to console her. The bank’s customers were not very tolerant.
“Someone could have been shot. You must have feared. People are bringing their children here,” added Dogan.
“I doubt this was a recurring event,” MacDonald said.
FBI agents inspected the .38 caliber pistol. Police say the rifle was not loaded but that there were bullets in its bag. The agents confiscated the money and questioned bank employees. But just before 6 p.m., she was tied and taken away, leaving the customers shaking their heads.