Alleged 'SOS' bandit arrested; suspected of robbing four banks

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PHOENIX (AP) -

A woman suspected of being the so-called "SOS Bandit" who robbed four banks in the Phoenix metro area since January has been arrested.

FBI officials announced Tuesday that 46-year-old Cornetta Newton was taken into custody on March 7 after an attempted bank robbery in Scottsdale.

They say Newton is facing charges in connection with four bank robberies between Jan. 30 and Feb. 16 in Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe in addition to being charged with the attempted bank robbery in Scottsdale.

The robber was called the "SOS Bandit" because she worn slip-on shoes during most of the heists.

It was unclear Tuesday if Newton has a lawyer yet.

[READ MORE: FBI searches for female bank robber nicknamed the 'S.O.S. bandit']

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