Evonne D. Maurice apparently wanted to get away in style.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to trying to rob a bank at a drive-up window while traveling in a hired limousine. Authorities said Maurice had a limousine take her to a Citizens Bank branch in Cranston and told the driver she needed to withdraw cash to pay for the ride.
Then she walked up to the window and handed the teller an envelope with a note demanding money and saying there were two bombs in the bank. The teller triggered an alarm, and Maurice got back in the limo without any money and was driven away.
A thief fleeing a jewelry store was killed when his bicycle was struck by a bus, police said.
Authorities said the 42-year-old man snatched a $2,000 gold chain from the Bronx jewelry store on Friday and was making his getaway. A store clerk and two bystanders were chasing the man on foot when he pedaled into an intersection and was hit by a fast-moving bus, police said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he died from head injuries. Five passengers who were jostled when the bus slammed on its brakes were also examined at the hospital.
"He lost his life for $2,000," said the store's owner, Lakhwinder Singh. "He'd sell it for maybe only two or three hundred. That makes no sense."
The necklace was still missing, and may have been thrown from the scene or grabbed by a bystander after the accident.