Bank Robbers Dressed as Nuns Sentenced to Prison

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MONROE COUNTY, Pa. -- Two women who tried to rob a bank in the Poconos dressed as nuns were sentenced to prison earlier this week.

Melisa Arias of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez of Connecticut got 15 months.

The pair dressed up as nuns last August during an attempted robbery at the Citizens Bank branch in Tannersville.

The women also faced charges for robbing a bank in New Jersey.

2 comments

    • SG

      And they absolutely DID get away with the crime! Sentenced to less than 5 years between the both of them??? Come on.. It’s a rediculous slap on the wrist. Take your sentence like a man.

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