Police on St. John arrested Heather Turfley after she was identified as the person who robbed the Cruz Bay First Bank. Officers said concerned citizens alerted them to Turfley who was standing on a street throwing money in the air after the robbery.
Police were contacted regarding the bank robbery on February 5 at just minutes before 12:30 p.m. Bank personnel told police a lady came into the bank like a regular customer and stood in line. Once at the teller the woman, who was later identified as 35-year-old Heather Turfley, handed the teller a note indicating that this was a stick up and instructed her to give up all the money. The teller told police the suspect had something wrapped in a scarf so the teller complied and the suspect left the bank with the money.
Anothere concerned citizen came to the police station and said a female was standing on a street with a large amount of money in her hand and throwing it. Police detained the female and she was positively identified as the woman who robbed the bank. Police recovered a majority of the money. The suspect, who police said is from Nevada and may be homeless, was charged with First Degree robbery. Her bail was set at $75,000 and she was transported to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.