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Robbery suspect known as ‘Freedom Fighter Bandit’ arrested

This security camera image released by the FBI shows a 25-year-old woman dubbed the
This security camera image released by the FBI shows a 25-year-old woman dubbed the "Freedom Fighter Bandit" robbing a bank in Dallas, Ga., Thursday Jan. 25, 2018. (Associated Press)
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ATLANTA – Federal authorities say a 25-year-old woman dubbed the “Freedom Fighter Bandit” who’s wanted for a string of Georgia bank robberies has been arrested in Tennessee.

The FBI said in a news release Monday that Nilsa Marie Urena was apprehended Saturday shortly after robbing a Nashville-area credit union branch. It was not immediately known if Urena had an attorney to represent her.

The FBI says Urena is suspected in at least eight bank robberies in Georgia since October. It says Urena is called the “Freedom Fighter Bandit” because she says she’s robbing banks for a cause.

An earlier FBI news release says she was suspected in a Jan. 25 robbery at Hamilton State Bank in Dallas, Georgia. The suspect said she had a bomb and ordered employees not to call police.

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