Date Posted: Monday, July 29th, 2019

Rehoboth Beach-  A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrest of two suspects wanted in connection with multiple bank robberies along the East Coast.

The incident in Delaware occurred on July 23, 2019 at approximately 9:58 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the M&T Bank located at 19511 Camelot Drive, for a report of a robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with an employee who advised that a female suspect had entered the bank and displayed a note demanding money.  The employee complied with the demand and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect who then fled. No weapon was ever displayed or implied and there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Through further investigations, it was learned that the same suspect and an accomplice had robbed several other banks along the East Coast. Through investigative measures and in collaborations with the FBI Charlotte, Greenville Police Department, the Ayden Police Department, Hamlet Police Department, Carlisle Police Department, and the Delaware State Police, agents and task force officers identified the suspects as 35-year-old Circe Baez and her accomplice, 38-year-old Alexis B. Morales, both from Harrisburg, PA.

On July 28, 2019, the Charlotte Division of the FBI arrested Baez and Morales.  Investigators located Baez and Morales at the Charlotte Speedway Inn & Suites located at 1408 West Sugar Creek Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Team took the suspects into custody without incident.  They were transported to Pitt County where they went before a local magistrate judge and committed to the Pitt County Detention Center in Greenville, North Carolina.

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/charlotte/news/press-releases/two-people-arrested-in-connection-with-pink-lady-bandit-bank-robberies

Baez and Morales are awaiting their extradition back to Delaware where they will both be charged with the following:

  • Robbery Second Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Troopers Investigating Bank Robbery – Rehoboth Beach

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 072919 1523

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