Woman arrested on suspicion of breaking into CdM banks

Newport Beach police arrested a Missouri woman after she allegedly smashed the doors of Citibank and Bank of America branch offices in Corona del Mar Sunday night.

Police spotted Rebecca Kathleen Netherton, 34, of Kansas City, at about 11:45 p.m. while she was trying to shatter the doors of an Albertsons with a fire extinguisher, which police determined she stole from a Bank of America branch at Marguerite Avenue and East Coast Highway after smashing the doors there, according to police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe.

Netherton is also suspected of smashing in the doors of a Citibank branch at 3021 E. Coast Hwy., Lowe said.

The only other stolen property was a pair of scissors from the Bank of America, police said.

She was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary.

She remained in jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $20,000 bail.

There was no clear reason why Netherton may have smashed in the banks' doors, Lowe said.

Corona del Mar Today first reported Netherton's arrest.

— Lauren Williams

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