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Bonnie Without Clyde: Female Bank Robbers Are on the Rise, Rarely Use a Gun

More women are robbing banks, and unlike their male counterparts who favor using weapons, women have been using notes. According to a witness statement, Jessica D. McNeil, who faces bank robbery charges in Long Island, N.Y., placed a note on the teller's counter that read, "I have a gun. I will shoot you. Give me all your money. Put in bag." Police say that the motivation to hold up banks is the same for women and men: addiction to drugs.



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