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Woman suspected in string of Downriver bank robberies faces charges

Amalia Helton charged in connection with Wyandotte robbery

Amalia Lillian Helton (WDIV)
Amalia Lillian Helton (WDIV)

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – A woman believed to be responsible for a string of bank robberies Downriver is facing charges in connection with a robbery in Wyandotte.

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Amalia Lillian Helton, 45, is accused of robbing the Monroe Bank and Trust on Fort and Vinewood streets June 12.

Police arrested Helton on Monday. She was given a $250,000 cash bond Wednesday.

Police said Helton is also a suspect in multiple bank robberies, including a Nov. 24, 2018, holdup in Allen Park, a Dec. 19, 2018, one in Southgate, a May 20 one in Southgate and a June 3 one in Riverview.


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