Mother of two, 28, told boyfriend she was stepping out for some cash – and ‘robbed bank at gunpoint’

A mother of two told her boyfriend she needed  to pop to the bank for some cash – before allegedly robbing it at gun  point.

Jamilee Kus, 28, then left the bank in South  Portland, Maine and jumped in the car driven by her boyfriend – without letting  on what had happened inside.

Kus, from Waterville, was later pulled over  by police as she drove the white Ford Explorer from New York City with her two  children, aged four and 10, a friend and her stunned boyfriend.

‘We don’t think that either one of [the  adults in the Ford Explorer] had a clue that she had robbed a  bank,’ Sgt. Steve Webster of the South Portland  Police Department told the Portland Press  Herald.

She was caught after officers released  surveillance footage stills of her inside the bank.

Police believe Kus, who was wearing a New  York Yankees cap and large grey hooded sweatshirt, walked into the bank at  around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Although she did not show a weapon to the  teller, she implied that she was armed when she demanded cash, police said.  Webster said she left with around $3,000.

Before the alleged robbery, she had been  shopping with her boyfriend at the Maine Mall and had told him  she needed  to go to the  bank for some cash.

She left the bank in a white vehicle,  which  police believe her boyfriend was driving – with no idea of what  had happened  inside the bank, police said – and she returned home

Busted: Police released stills from surveillance footage and members of the public called in to identify her

Busted: Police released stills from surveillance footage  and members of the public called in to identify her

 

Arrested: She was stopped by police three days later as she drove with her two children, a friend and her boyfriend - none of whom had any idea that she had robbed the bank

Arrested: She was stopped by police three days later as  she drove with her two children, a friend and her boyfriend – none of whom had  any idea that she had robbed the bank

The following morning, she went to New York  City with her boyfriend, friend and two children.

‘How many mothers could rob a bank and then  get in a car a few hours later  and drive their kids to New York?’ Webster  asked.

He branded her behaviour ‘brazen and  calculating’.

She was caught on the Maine-New  Hampshire  border as she drove back from New York City after members of the public called  police saying they recognised her from surveillance footage  images.

Webster said she had not given a reason for  robbing the bank.

Kus surrendered and is being held at the  Cumberland County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

She has been charged with Class A robbery and  Class C theft and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Her children are in  her parents’ custody.

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