Woman Bandit Suspect To StandTrial

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SAN DIEGO - (01/07/05) -- A 34-year-old female who authoritiesbelieve is responsible for as many as two dozen armed robberies,including several at local credit unions, was ordered to standtrial on charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.Shannin Marsh was identified in a San Diego courtroom by almost twodozen witnesses as the woman who robbed Pacific Marine FCU twice,and several other businesses. Witnesses from the credit union'sOceanside branch testified that Marsh used a demand note, flashedwhat appeared to be a gun and robbed the credit union of thousandsof dollars. Marsh is also suspected in hold-ups at USA FCU andGreat American CU, and in several bomb threats called in to CampPendleton, where her husband is a drill instructor. Marsh wasarrested Nov. 8 after she was identified by an employee at PacificMarine FCU from a surveillance video as the woman who robbed thecredit union in September 2003, and again in October. Aftersearching her home, police found a robbery demand note hidden in apink bag in the master bedroom closet.

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