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Third woman arrested in bank robbery

March 10, 2009

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A third woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 23 robbery of the Susquehanna Bank at Valley Mall, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Tricia Lynne Jones, also known as Tricia Lynne Robinson, 39, of 326 Pendleton Drive, Apt. C, Martinsburg, was arrested about 4:15 p.m. by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, the release said.

Jones was at the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg Tuesday night on $100,000 bond, according to a jail spokesman.

It was not clear what Jones' alleged role was in the robbery.

Another West Virginia woman and her daughter were extradited to Maryland Monday and charged in the robbery, according to a sheriff's department release.

Lisa Renee Wilson, 40, also of 326 Pendleton Drive, Apt. C, and her 16-year-old daughter each were charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and other crimes in connection with the heist at the bank at 17301 Valley Mall Road, the sheriff's department said.

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Wilson also was charged with having a handgun and having a handgun in her vehicle, according to the sheriff's department.

Wilson and her daughter were arrested March 4. Wilson was arrested at the Pendleton Drive address and charged in West Virginia with being a fugitive from justice. Her daughter was taken into custody at Martinsburg High School.

Both were being held at the Washington County Detention Center, the sheriff's department said.

Wilson was being held on $225,000 bail and her daughter was being held on $125,000 bail, according to the sheriff's department.

On the day of the robbery, bank employees reported that two women entered the bank and displayed a note that informed them that the bank was being robbed.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the teller window, the women left the bank and got away.

According to the sheriff's department, Wilson and her daughter also face charges of theft of more than $500; conspiracy to commit theft of more than $500; first-degree assault; conspiracy to commit first-degree assault; second-degree assault; conspiracy to commit second-degree assault; reckless endangerment; conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment; and use of a handgun in commission of a crime.

The case was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Unit, in cooperation with Susquehanna Security, the U.S. Marshal Service in Martinsburg, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and the Martinsburg Police Department.

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