Woman accused of robbing 3 Greenville area banks

Kimberly Jennifer Owens

GREENVILLE (WSPA)  A Mauldin woman has been charged with robbing three banks in the Greenville area over the past month.

Kimberly Jennifer Owens, 39, is accused of robbing a Suntrust Bank branch on Augusta Street on May 13. She is also accused of holding up a BB&T branch on Mills Avenue on April 19.

Mauldin Police charged Owens with an an additional robbery of a United Community Bank on West Butler Road on April 28. Police say Owens wore a surgical mask and scrubs into the bank when she held it up.

In one of the robberies, she handed a note to a teller that read “give me your money, you have 39 seconds, don’t make any faces” according to the arrest warrant. That’s when Greenville Police say she got away with money from the BB&T branch.

Owens is accused of a second robbery at the Suntrust on Augusta Road where she left riding a red moped according to the arrest warrant. Police say they were able to find her a short time later and arrest her.

The warrant states Owens had less than a gram of crack cocaine when she was arrested.

She faces two counts of robbery from Greenville Police and is also charged with possession of drugs. Mauldin Police charged Owens with bank robbery.

She’s being held in the Greenville County Detention Center.

Mauldin Police say a woman wearing a surgical mask and scrubs robbed United Community Bank on West Butler Road on April 28.
Mauldin Police say a woman wearing a surgical mask and scrubs robbed United Community Bank on West Butler Road on April 28.

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