NJ woman took cab to armed robbery, police say

February 21, 2013 4:54:21 AM PST
Police in southern New Jersey say a woman needed a ride in order to go and rob a drugstore, so she hopped in a cab.

The caper didn't end well.

Police in Gloucester Township say Lauren Bianco pulled a gun at a Rite Aid store Tuesday night and fled with about $100. Problem was, when she tried to jump back into the taxi while being pursued by the store's manager, the cab driver locked the doors.

Inside the cab were Bianco's pocketbook with her identification. Police say a female friend also was along for the ride, though she wasn't involved in the robbery.

Bianco caught a ride to her home in Camden but later turned herself in. She's charged with armed robbery and was being held on $250,000 cash bail.


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