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Woman accused of robbing credit union at gunpoint arrested in Olympia

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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.
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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.

A 35-year-old Olympia woman was arrested late Tuesday, accused of robbing a credit union near Steamboat Island at gunpoint earlier in the day.

The robbery was reported about 11 a.m. at Our Community Credit Union on Sexton Drive Northwest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect allegedly entered the credit union then produced a note and a gun before demanding cash.

The suspect then left with an undisclosed amount of money in a white Mercedes SUV.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers recognized the suspect and the vehicle from previous interactions.

The woman was taken into custody near her home in downtown Olympia about 10 p.m. The Mercedes was found abandoned on Delphi Road Southwest earlier Tuesday evening, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

She was to appear in court late Wednesday.

Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity.



Abby Spegman joined The Olympian in 2017. She covers the city of Olympia and a little bit of everything else. She previously worked at newspapers in Oregon, New Hampshire and Hawaii.
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