BEAR, DE – Shortly after the TD Bank on East Songsmith Drive in Bear was robbed, a second bank robbery occurred in West Chester, PA. A suspect matching the same description as the woman who robbed the bank in Delaware earlier robbed a TD Bank branch in West Chester.
In both attempted robberies, the female suspect was unable to get money from the bank tellers.
Police began their search for Lashawnda Jones, 42, of Wilmington, Saturday morning, and their search led them to another TD Branch, this time on Concord Pike in Wilmington.
“A female suspect had entered the business and presented a demand note to the bank teller. The victim notified her manager, at which point the suspect fled the business without obtaining any cash. The suspect fled the scene in a maroon Nissan Altima,” the Delaware State Police said.
Upon recognizing Jones, a DSP trooper moved in to make an arrest, but she attempted to flee back other car. She was taken into custody without incident.
A large kitchen knife was found on her possession.
She was charged with attempted robbery. wearing a disguise to commit a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.