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Tampa couple charged with robbing banks

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For nearly a year, a Tampa couple was a modern day Bonnie and Clyde who detectives say made it their  business to rob banks.

And they robbed a lot of them, according to an arrest report: 15 bank robberies. Most were in Florida, two were in Alabama.

Surveillance video shows 28-year-old Cara Lee Williams robbing Trinity Bank in Alabama.

Investigators say Williams, who worked at a bank in Tampa, often took a vacation day or called in sick -- to go rob a bank.

Federal agents finally caught up to the bandits on Thursday.

LINK: Read the federal complaint here.

Believe it or not, their next door neighbor is a Tampa police officer who never suspected a thing.

The FBI says the multi-state crime spree started last December. Surveillance video shows her husband, Immanuel Lee Williams walking into the Chase Bank on West Kennedy and handing the teller a note.

He stuffs the cash in his pockets and disappears. Weeks later, the couple gets more bold and robs two bank in one day, one in Brandon and one in Lakeland.

Williams sometimes wore wigs and disguises. A few days later, they hit another Tampa bank.

But the couple's biggest heist came in August when they allegedly robbed two banks in one hour, getting away with more than $9,800.

They are both charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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