Police: Aurora bank robbery suspect turns herself in

Purnice Frazier mug

(Photo: Aurora Police Department)

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AURORA, Colo. — A woman turned herself into authorities Friday after seeing images of her robbing an Aurora bank on the local news.

According to the Aurora Police Department, Purnice Paris Frazier, 27, called into the Aurora Public Safety Communications Department Friday, saying she wanted to turn herself in for robbing the Colorado State Bank of Trust at 15490 E. Hampden Ave. on April 4 as well as the Academy Bank at 9600 E. Hampden Ave. on April 24.

Frazier told police she had seen her picture on a local news station.

Upon receiving Frazier’s phone call, officers from the Direct Action Response Team were dispatched to a residence in the 15000 block of E. Jarvis Place, where they located Frazier.

Detectives investigated her claims, and then arrested Frazier in connection to two bank burglaries.

Police said investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force were able to recover a large quantity of cash they believe to have been stolen during the two robberies.

Frazier will be presented with formal charges Wednesday, said police.

She is currently being held at the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond for aggravated robbery.

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