Alleged Bonnie and Clyde's Elmwood Park bank robbery foiledPosted: Updated:
An alleged Bonnie and Clyde?s plan to rob an Elmwood Park bank was partially foiled by one suspect?s forgetfulness.
Police say 25-year-old Heather Clifton was waiting in a parked car down the block from a Wachovia branch Friday while James Samson was holding up a teller. Samson allegedly showed a handgun and demanded money. He then jumped over the counter and took nearly $1,400, but officials say Samson did not have a bag. Neighbors say they saw the robber running down Elizabeth Avenue, dropping nearly $1,200 along the way.
Officers captured Clifton during a traffic stop, but Samson had separated from her by that time. Samson surrendered at a police station Saturday. The suspects are being held on $1 million bond.