Modesto "Bonnie and Clyde" Robbers Arrested at Jackson Casino - Sunday 12th of June 2005

Modesto Police detectives have captured a husband and wife described by officers as a modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" following a daring daytime bank robbery Wednesday.Jamey Robinson, 36, and his wife Patsy Lynd, 33, of La Grange were arrested Thursday at the Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson.

Modesto Police said the couple were apprehended while gambling with money they had stolen the day before during a lunch-hour robbery at the Bank of the West on Oakdale Road in Modesto.Authorities said a masked Robinson walked into the crowded bank with a sawed-off shotgun around noon Wednesday and made off with an undisclosed sum of money. Witnesses saw Robinson jump into a white Ford sedan driven by Lynd and recorded the car's license plate as the duo made their getaway.

Following the license plate information, tribal police at the Jackson Rancheria Casino spotted the vehicle in the parking lot Thursday. Amador County Sheriffs deputies and tribal police took the couple into custody on the casino floor.Modesto Police Detective Phil Owen said Robinson and Lynd were so engrossed in their gambling that they didn't notice the officers approaching to arrest them.Robinson and Lynd were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on robbery charges.

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