“Bonnie and Clyde” Bank Robbers Captured Near Philadelphia Airport After High Speed Chase
This week turned out to be the end of the road for a Massachusetts couple who allegedly went on a recent bank robbery spree from New England to Florida. Joseph and Jenny Carrier were arrested near Philadelphia International Airport after they led police on a high-speed chase.
Police and the FBI were on the lookout for the Carriers — both 37 years of age — since September, when they were alleged to have robbed a Ludlow, Massachusetts, bank. According to police, Joseph Carrier walked into the bank in Ludlow, said he had a gun and then fled with cash in a Buick Encore driven by his wife. Authorities also suspect the pair of robbing banks in Aberdeen, Maryland, Palm Coast, Florida, and Philadelphia. They were deemed “Bonnie and Clyde” by some media outlets.
Then, on Monday, the FBI was alerted to a bank robbery in Wilmington, Delaware. Investigators say that Joseph Carrier robbed the Citizens Bank on Marsh Road after suggesting that he had a gun. He’s said to have made off with $2,402.
An alert was put out on police radio, and Delaware State Police spotted the Carriers’ Buick and gave chase. Police say that Jenny Carrier was behind the wheel and that she wouldn’t stop. That began a high-speed chase up I-95, with speeds reaching upward of 100 miles per hour. Finally, the chase came to an end in the northbound lanes, just after the airport exit. Both were arrested on the spot.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case in Wilmington’s federal court, Joseph Carrier confessed to robbing the Wilmington bank on Monday, and Jenny Carrier confessed to being his getaway driver.
Family members reportedly aided authorities in the pursuit of the Carriers, who are addicted to heroin, say police. When they were captured, they were in the company of seven dogs.
Both are charged with bank robbery and aiding and abetting bank robbery for the Wilmington incident, and additional charges could be filed for the other robberies. The Carriers are in custody in Delaware, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday.
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