General Crime

* Lynette Broussard of Fremont was apprehended for suspicion of committing at least seven bank robberies


A woman suspected of committing at least seven bank robberies throughout San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties since 2008 was apprehended in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to Daly City police. A task force of more than 60 law enforcement officers from three counties collaborated in the arrest of 46-year-old Lynette Broussard, of Fremont. Broussard was dubbed the “construction worker” robber because she allegedly wore a white construction-type hat and an orange reflective vest during the robberies, police said. In all of the robberies, the woman presented a note to tellers demanding money and she threatened to have a gun, police said. Witnesses did not report seeing weapons. The task force was formed after detectives with the Daly City Police Department identified Broussard as a suspect in a June 25 robbery of a U.S. Bank on Gellert Boulevard. Broussard is also suspected of committing two robberies at U.S. Bank branches in Belmont and Burlingame in May and June 2008. On June 10, Broussard allegedly robbed the U.S. Bank on Ralston Avenue in Belmont. She is also believed to be responsible for a June 27 robbery of a U.S. Bank on El Camino Real in Millbrae and the Aug. 11 robbery of a Wells Fargo in San Jose and the Aug. 19 robbery of a Chase in Newark. Broussard was arrested without incident in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood. She was booked into San Mateo County Jail and charged with five counts of bank robbery.

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