29 year old Crystal Little, an employee of the University of Kentucky, was arrested on Saturday morning in connection with four bank robberies that have taken place since 2010. Little worked as an administration associate at the school’s Office of Research Integrity. Police were investigating a bank robbery that took place on Saturday morning at around 10am, in which a woman was reported to have walked into the PNC branch on Tates Creek Central Drive, dressed in a pink toboggan and a surgical mask and demanded money.
Witnesses reported seeing a gold colored Toyota parked outside the bank at the time of the robbery. The robber was seen driving away in it after the incident and police tracked the vehicle to little’s house on Sugar Creek Drive. Little has been linked to three other bank robberies. Police were searching for a woman wearing the exact same clothing Little was wearing to conceal her identity at the time of the robbery on Saturday, in connection to two other bank robberies in 2010 and another one in 2011.
Lt. Chris VanBrackel said the suspect was “A female white wearing a pink toboggan, sunglasses, a surgical mask over her face and carrying a blue bag.” He went on to say; “We had some information and tips that led us here to Sugar Creek. Officers did make contact with a female that lives there.”
Police said that no weapon was used during the robberies, but Little implied that she had one on her at the time. This isn’t Little’s first brush with the law. In May she was charged with illegally accessing a computer and will appear in court for that particular charge in October. Little is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on a cash bond, which is set at $30,000.
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