Serial Bank Robber’s ‘Scaly Hands’ Lead to Arrest

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Jamese Christine Queen robbed the same bank twice last month and almost got away with it.

Police say Queen, 47, robbed the same Glen Burnie bank twice in October and went to the same teller both times. The teller’s description of Queen’s hands and another employee’s decision to follow Queen’s car after a failed third robbery attempt on Saturday helped make an arrest, according to police.

At a news conference Monday morning in Millersville, Md. county Police Chief Kevin Davis said, “Hopefully, this is her last attempt to rob a bank in Anne Arundel County.”

Queen, a former school bus driver, is said to have robbed The Bank of Glen Burnie on Sept. 13 and returned to do it again on Sept. 28.

The second time, Queen wore a baseball cap, walked up to the teller and handed a note demanding money.

“No dye pack this time,” Queen told the teller, according to The Huffington Post. “I know when you come in, I know when you leave. Don’t draw attention to yourself.”

On Saturday, Queen walked into the Severn branch of the bank and was recognized by a teller who told her to remove her cap, police said. When Queen displayed a note demanding money, the teller refused. Queen fled but was followed by an employee who was able to get the vehicle’s tag number. The employee handed the number to police, who found the vehicle to be linked to the first two robberies and registered under Queen’s name.

Authorities were able to locate Queen at an apartment building, where they found a stack of $10 bills stained with red dye and a note which read “EMPTY THE DRAWER.” Both are believed to be from the Sept. 13 robbery, according to court records.

Queen was questioned by police and eventually admitted to the two Glen Burnie bank robberies and the third attempted robbery.

Her physical description matched that of the woman given by witnesses in all three crimes, including the “scaly hands” that proved to be a major breakthrough in the case.

Police say Queen has eczema, which is a general term for any type of dermatitis, or itchy rash. All types of eczema cause redness, itchiness, and some can cause blisters, and peeling.

Source: Huffington Post, National Eczema Association