2012-07-06 / Front Page

South Portland Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Robbed Bank

By Jack Flagler
Staff Writer

 Jamilee KusJamilee KusMembers of the South Portland Police Detective Bureau have arrested the woman who they believe robbed a TD Bank near the Maine Mall last week.

Jamilee Kus, 28, of Waterville, was arrested at approximately 1 a.m. early Sunday morning after a traffic stop on I-95 in Scarborough.

Sgt. Steven Webster of the South Portland Police Department said that police had a pretty good idea of Kus’s location before they made the arrest. She had traveled out of state and was on her way back into Maine when she was arrested. Webster did not specifically say how police were able to track her.

Police believe the white 2000 Ford Explorer Kus was traveling in when she was arrested is the same vehicle she left in after she allegedly robbed the TD Bank at 250 Maine Mall Rd. of an undisclosed amount of cash, which Webster said was less than $3,000.

Police did not release the name of the person driving the SUV when Kus left the bank, because at this time, they do not believe the driver was involved in the crime.

Webster said police believe Kus was shopping at the Maine Mall Thursday evening when she lied to the driver and said she needed to go into the TD Bank to make a withdrawal.

Instead, police believe she robbed the bank and threatened the teller with a weapon, although she never actually showed she was armed.

Kus has been charged with Class A Robbery and Class C Theft. Her bail was set at $5,000. She is currently awaiting arraignment at the Cumberland County Jail.

Both the Waterville Police Department and the Maine State Police assisted in the investigation.


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