Transcript for Federal Judge Wears Nun Mask to Decide Case
Now, to the heist drama inspired by ben affleck's "the town." A pair of thieves robbing a bank in a pair of gun masks. The judge trying on the masks himselves before making a ruling. Alex perez has the story about the heist inspired by the movie. Reporter: It has all of the makings of a hollywood blockbuster. A bank heist with a guy in a mask. What you're seeing is no movie. The fear in the eyes of these tellers is all-too real, as they're forced at gun point to help a girlfriend/boyfriend ban did team empty a safe. Look familiar? Federal prosecutors say they were inspired by the flick "the town." And convinced her boyfriend, lyndon wesley, to rob this bank with her back in 2011, just like in the movie. Wesley, who took a deal and testified against edwards, admitted to opening up a safe deposit box and casing the bank before. Edwards, who is an aspiring model, and wesley, almost got away with $120,000. The unusual heist had fbi agents investigating costume stores around chicago, including this shop. People will see something in a movie and tend to try to imitate it with real life. Didn't exactly surprise me. Reporter: But imitating the movie didn't work. Edwards' defense argued the robber was white. The judge in the case had one of the rasks and tested that argument. The judge found edwards guilty. Prosecutors say edwards robbed the bank to pay back money she embezzled from another bank where she worked. But this morning, this fake nun is no longer on the run. Now faces up to 25 years behind bars. For "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. That's gripping video there.
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