Suspected Bank Robber Turns Herself in to St. Pete Police
Police said the 65-year-old woman told a teller she had a bomb.
ST. PETERSBURG – A 65-year-old woman suspected of robbing a bank turned herself in to police Monday (Nov. 21).
Janice Renee Ellinwood, 65, of 2453 15th Ave. N, was charged with bank robbery with a deadly weapon (a bomb), according to Pinellas County Jail records.
St. Petersburg police said Ellinwood was wanted for the Nov. 7 robbery of the Bank of America at 1135 62nd Ave. N. She allegedly passed a note to the bank teller, claiming she had a bomb. The robber was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank, officers said. She was seen getting into a tan or cream colored minivan, possibly a Mazda, that had the license plate removed.
For information about the St. Petersburg Police Department, go to police.stpete.org.
Photo of Janice Ellinwood and screen grabs taken from a video of the robbery are courtesy of the St. Petersburg Police Department.
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