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Mother, daughter held in bank robbery

March 04, 2009|By DAVE McMILLION

TRI-STATE -- A mother and her daughter were arrested Wednesday in Martinsburg, W.Va., in connection with a Feb. 23 robbery at the Susquehanna Bank branch at Valley Mall, according to a Berkeley County, W.Va., Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Lisa Renee Wilson, 40, who has been staying at 326 Pendleton Drive in Martinsburg, was arrested there about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and was charged with being a fugitive from justice, Lt. Gary Harmison said.

Wilson was being held Wednesday afternoon at Eastern Regional Jail on $250,000 bond, awaiting extradition to Washington County, where she is charged in warrants with robbery, armed robbery and other offenses, Harmison said.

Wilson's 16-year-old daughter, who was arrested about an hour before her mother's arrest, was taken into custody at Martinsburg High School, Harmison said.

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The girl faces the same charges as her mother, Harmison said.

The daughter, who is not being identified because of her age, was being held Wednesday at the Vicki V. Douglas Center, Harmison said. It was not clear if she would be transferred to a juvenile facility in Washington County, Harmison said.

The bank robbery occurred when two females handed a teller a note and one woman showed a gun, Sgt. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. They left with money, but police did not say how much.

Police believe the two climbed into a car with a possible West Virginia registration.

Harsh said the sheriff's department was alerted to the robbery shortly before 1 p.m. The bank was open at the time and one customer was inside, police said.

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