A 30-year-old Wilmington woman was charged Monday with robbing a Chester County bank in October. The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department said Lashawnda Jones entered the Westtown branch of TD Bank in the 1100 block of Wilmington Pike on Oct. 15 at 7:37 p.m. She presented a demand note, exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of money in a white bag, and fled in a white Oldsmobile Cutlass, said Westtown-East Goshen Detective William Cahill.
As a result of a joint investigation with police in Delaware, where similar crimes had occurred, detectives focused their probe on Jones, who has also been charged with robbing a TD Bank in Bear, Del., on Oct. 15, a TD Bank in Wilmington on Oct. 22, and a Pennsville, N.J., TD Bank on Dec. 5, Cahill said. He said a detainer has been lodged against Jones with the Delaware Department of Corrections, where she is being held on the Delaware charges. - Kathleen Brady Shea