Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Authorities say a woman is in custody on suspicion of robbing banks in Scottsdale and Phoenix in consecutive days.

Scottsdale police say 22-year-old Charlotte Willenzik was arrested Wednesday at her grandparents' home in Cave Creek.

Police say they recovered most of the cash taken in both robberies.

They say Willenzik is suspected of robbing a bank in Phoenix on Sunday and Chase Bank branch in Scottsdale on Monday.

Police say witnesses and tips led them to Willenzik.

They say she allegedly confessed to the robberies, claiming she needed the money to support a drug habit.

Authorities didn't immediately know Thursday whether Willenzik has a lawyer yet.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.