Report: Woman claims she has a bomb while trying to rob bank in NOE

Report: Woman claims she has a bomb while trying to rob bank in NOE
Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman said she had a bomb while she was trying to rob a bank in the Lake Willow area of New Orleans East Monday, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

According to the report, the woman walked into a Liberty Bank in the 7200 block of Crowder Boulevard and told the teller the woman's child was being held outside.

The woman, Sandra Ann Dumas of New Orleans,  put a yellow bag on the counter and told the teller there was a bomb inside of the bag, police said in the report.

NOPD told our partners at NOLA.com that the woman said the people who had her child would detonate the bomb unless the teller filled the bag with money.

When the teller refused, the woman fled on foot, according to the report.

Dumas was captured minutes after the robbery.

She was then taken to the St. Charles Parish jail to be processed on a charge of attempted bank robbery.

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