March 26, 2009

Police say fingernails gave away robber

Police in Chelsea, Mass., say a female bank robbery suspect was apprehended after being identified by her orange fingernails.

Police said according to witnesses the woman who made off with $450 in cash from the Sovereign Bank on Wednesday had nails coated with a bright burnt orange fingernail polish, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.

The individual behind the bank robbery presented a note demanding money to a teller and left the scene after the bank employee complied, police said.

Thanks to another witness who wrote down the license plate number of the fleeing robber's vehicle, police quickly located their suspect.

After tracing the license plate and locating the accompanying vehicle, police found their suspect Margaret Christie and her flashy fingernails, the Globe said.