Husband, Wife Confess To 10-State Robbery Spree

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GREENVILLE, Tenn. – A husband-and-wife team pleaded guilty yesterday to a 10-state bank robbery spree that hit 11 credit unions and banks over three months, including Diamond Valley CU in Evansville, Ind. and Appalachian Community FCU in Kingsport, Tenn.

Michael Watson and wife Nikki Watson were finally nabbed after a bank robbery in Hattiesburg, Miss., when man dressed as the Statue of Liberty working outside a Liberty Tax Services office saw a man running down the street with dye packs squirting off in his pockets and saw him duck into a car behind a McDonald’s. The fleeing suspect turned out to be Michael Watson.

Police said the husband conducted went into the credit unions and banks to commit the robberies and the wife waited outside to drive the getaway car. She told authorities she always parked near an interstate highway in order to make fast getaway.

The two are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 22.

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