Robbery suspect known as the “Freedom Fighter Bandit’ arrested

ATLANTA – Federal authorities say a 25-year-old woman called the “Freedom Fighter “Bandit” who is wanted for a series of Georgia bank robberies is arrested in Tennessee.

The FBI said in a news release Monday that Nilsa Marie Urena was arrested Saturday shortly after the robbing of a Nashville-area credit union branch. It was not immediately known as Urena had a lawyer to represent her.

The FBI says Urena is suspected in at least eight bank robberies in Georgia since October. It says Urena is called the “Freedom Fighter “Bandit” because she says they rob banks for a good cause.

An earlier FBI press release says she was suspected in a Jan. 25 robbery at Hamilton State Bank in Dallas, Georgia. The defendant said that she had a bomb and ordered employees not to call the police.

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