Woman wanted in 5 Downriver bank robberies arrested

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The woman wanted in a string of bank robbery cases has been arrested.

Police say that the suspect - who investigators had described as looking elderly - is actually a 45-year-old Southgate woman.

Amalia Lillian Helton has been charged with five bank robberies, all taking place Downriver: 

  • November 24, 2018 in Allen Park
  • December 19, 2018 in Southgate
  • May 20, 2019 in Southgate
  • June 3, 2019 in Riverview
  • June 12, 2019 in Wyandotte

A taskforce of police from each city involved, worked the case leading to her arrest on Monday June 24. 

Helton was arraigned Wednesday and given a $250,000 bond.