Transcript for 'Plain Jane Bandit' Caught by FBI
Tonight a california woman dubbed the plain jane bandit, taking on eight banks. This evening she might not be so plain anymore. Likely wearing a jail jumpsuit. How did the fbi catch her? Here's nick watt. Reporter: Her m.O. Was simple. Apparently she just slipped the teller a note demanding money. No weapon, no disguise. The dowdy clothes, glasses an unkempt hair spawned the nickname. That's the plain jane bandit in action. She was a little more brazen than most bank robbers. Reporter: Ever since bonnie and clyde -- we rob banks. Reporter: Female bank robbers have grasped public fascination. Plain jane lacked a little glamour, but still bathed in that audacious outlaw mystique. Apparently she calmly knocked off six banks in a month, tried and failed at another two, stole hundreds, not millions of dollars. She'd have made more money claiming the $10,000 bouventy on her head. Her last hit was tuesday in cerritos. Last night she was nabbed near her home after multiple tip offs. Her catchy nickname and the media coverage proved to be her downfall. We name the bank robbers to keep track. The media likes the name. And the public lakes the name and that leads to tips. Reporter: Allegedly, plain jane is plain old sylvia helen garcia, 38, from downey, california. But plain jane always claimed there was an accomplice waiting for her outside. She is now behind bars. But is her clyde? Let's call him average joe. Is he still somewhere out there living low on the hog with the few bucks she stole? Nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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