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Woman accused in Goodyear bank robbery

Woman accused in Goodyear bank robbery

CREATED Feb. 1, 2013

Web Producer: Kristie Smith

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a woman has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Goodyear, west of Phoenix.
   
Goodyear police said Thursday that 29-year-old Alegria Perez is being held on suspicion of robbery and lawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.
   
Police received a 911 call shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday about a robbery in progress at a Wells Fargo Bank.
   
A witness says a woman claimed she was an explosive device on her body and fled the scene after the robbery in a minivan.
   
That vehicle was later stopped by police and the suspect was arrested.
   
Police say a robot was used to search the vehicle but no explosives were found.
   
Perez's hometown was unclear Thursday and authorities didn't immediately know Thursday if she has a lawyer.

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