Previously convicted bank robber arrested within minutes after latest bank robbery

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Courtesy: Salt Lake County Jail

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A woman previously convicted of three bank robberies in 2017 was arrested Tuesday morning minutes after she robbed another bank, according to police.

According to South Salt Lake Police Spokesperson Gary Keller, Nannette Louise Perkins, 43, allegedly walked into the Zions Bank located at 700 East 3900 South around 2:18 p.m. wearing a blonde wig and surgical mask. She handed a note to the teller saying she was armed and demanded cash and the bank employee complied.

Perkins then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and the bank employee called 911.

Keller said officers swarmed the area within minutes of the robbery and spotted a woman fitting the description of the suspect standing in front of the Arctic Circle restaurant across the street from the bank.

Perkins was arrested and taken into custody at 2:35 p.m. Police recovered a blonde wig, surgical mask and stolen cash in the suspect’s bag but no weapon was found. She was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of first-degree felony aggravated robbery.

Court documents show Perkins was indicted in federal court in May 2017 for robbing six banks in Cottonwood Heights, Sandy (x2), Salt Lake City, Holladay and West Valley City in her pajamas.

In a plea deal, she was convicted and sentenced on three of those charges in February 2019 and was given credit for the two and a half years previously served. She was also ordered to complete behavioral treatment and placed on 3 years probation.

She also was ordered to pay restitution (most of which had already been seized and was returned to the victims after sentencing).

In November 2019, Perkins was convicted with theft from a local store and given four hours of community service for the violation of her probation.

A background check on Perkins shows she was convicted of misdemeanor theft in 2010, felony unlawful use of a financial card transaction (x3) and theft in 2012, misdemeanor criminal trespassing and assault in 2012, felony retail theft and DUI in 2013.

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