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FBI: Woman wanted in her 8th metro Atlanta armed bank robbery

A woman implicated in armed bank robberies across metro Atlanta is now wanted in an eighth one in just under three months, FBI officials said. 

Authorities said Nilsa Urena, donning a white hoodie, walked into the Hamilton State Bank on Thursday morning, told employees she had a bomb and not to call police. A bandana covered part of her face. 

Urena was accompanied by a thinly-built male in his 20s dressed in all black, FBI Atlanta spokesman Kevin Rowson said in a statement. 

The Dallas bank theft is just the latest in a string of armed robberies tied to Nilsa Urena, federal authorities said.

Officials dubbed Urena the ‘freedom fighter bandit’ because she’s claimed robbing banks for a cause. 

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Urena committed seven armed bank robberies since late October with various unnamed men, including one last week in Loganville, Rowson said. 

So far, authorities say Urena has only one failed bank robbery attempt: an Oct. 30 armed robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Stone Mountain. 

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