VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN 6) — Authorities arrested a Vancouver woman on Wednesday in connection with several robberies in which the suspect fled in a stolen Car2Go.
Around noon, detectives arrested 35-year-old Marie A. Berry and booked her into the Clark County Jail, following a string of robberies at a tanning salon, gas station, department store and Pizza Hut.
Authorities said an investigation into seven robberies that began in April 2014 with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Hazel Dell led them to Berry.
June 4, a woman later identified as Berry walked into the Tan Republic on 10501 NE Hwy 99 in Vancouver, and demanded money, claiming she had a gun.
The afternoon of June 26, Berry entered the Columbia Bank at 7500 NE 117th Ave. in Vancouver and presented a note that said “DO NOT Alert Anyone [sic]. No Cops. 5 min. No Bait money [sic]. 1 min. Big Bills Firsts.” She left with $2225 in cash.
Police said a suspect left in a Smart car following robberies at a Columbia Bank in Vancouver and four other stores.
Another time, Berry went into the Peoples Credit Union in Vancouver and enter the bank twice, each time wearing a different hoodie to cover her distinct arm tattoos. When she robbed a Shell Gas station, Berry entered presented a demand note, implied she had a weapon and left with $138.
Berry also called a Pizza Hut, and placed an order under the name “Theresa.” When she arrived, she presented a demand note, again implied a weapon, and left with $100.
Berry was charged with seven counts of robbery in the first degree, two counts of theft in the second degree and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.