The Charlotte Division of the FBI arrested Circe Baez, 36, and Alexis Morales, 38, on July 28, 2019, in connection with at least four bank robberies along the east coast.
The FBI located Alexis and Circe at the Charlotte Speedway Inn & Suites located at 1408 West Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, North Carolina.
Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Team took the suspects into custody without incident. They were transported to Pitt County where they went before a local magistrate judge and were booked into the Pitt County Detention Center.
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The suspects are currently being held at the Pitt County Detention Center in Greenville, North Carolina, on $4 million bond each. At this time, they are charged in connection with the bank robberies in Ayden and Hamlet, North Carolina.
The bank robberies the suspects were allegedly involved in include:
Orrstown Bank, 1 Giant Lane, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 20, 2019;
M&T Bank, 19511 Camelot Drive, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on July 23, 2019;
Southern Bank, 236 West 3rd Street in Ayden, North Carolina, on July 24, 2019;
BB&T, 8 Raleigh Street in Hamlet, North Carolina, on July 26, 2019.
Evidence gathered during the course of the investigation by the FBI led agents and task force officers to identify Circe Baez as the woman who robbed at least four banks. Agents and officers uncovered additional evidence after the robbery in Hamlet, North Carolina, to identify Morales as an accomplice to the crimes.