Saturday, May 28, 2011

Roxanne Taylor, 58 AKA 'Granny Bandit' shot DEAD after a police chase that began at a Wendy's drive thru - 28th May 2011

A robber nicknamed the 'Grandma Bandit' was killed by Atlanta police on Friday morning, one day after they issued a warrant for her arrest.

Roxanne Taylor, 58, of Atlanta, Georgia, was wanted after she robbed multiple drug stores over the past two weeks, most recently on Tuesday.

Ms. Taylor was spotted in a Wendy's drive-thru by an unidentified person who then called the police.

Officers then tried to stop Ms Taylor as she exited the fast food driveway, but instead she fled in a her gold Jeep Liberty, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

After she was involved in a minor traffic accident officers heard a gunshot, returned fire and killed her with multiple bullet wounds.

No police were injured.

Witnesses saw two bullet holes in the Jeep's windshield and a blown out driver's side window, and a shattered rear window, reports the AJC.

Over the past few weeks Taylor had repeatedly been seen on CCTV cameras across Georgia entering pharmacies, taking out a hand gun and demanding money from cashiers.

As a suspect she was described as being between 60 and 70 years old, 5ft 6 inches tall, and weighing between 120 and 130lbs.

She wore sunglasses beneath a black University of Georgia baseball cap during the robberies and has puffy, swollen cheeks.

The Grandma Bandit's latest hit was at a Rite Aid pharmacy on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta just before 10am on Tuesday.

Police said she strode into the store before revealing her gun, demanding money and fleeing in a tan or gold Jeep Liberty.

She was also wanted for the recent early morning robberies of another Rite Aid in the area, a Walgreens and a CVS Pharmacy on May 12, 14 and last Friday. Source