Judge postpones bank robbery suspect's hearing

The arraignment for a woman accused of robbing a Bank of America was

postponed Monday.

Norma Martus, 50, of Echo Park, will face armed robbery charges

Aug. 17 in Burbank Superior Court.

Martus walked into the bank at 3812 San Fernando Road and

allegedly robbed the teller by claiming to carry a bomb inside her

gift bag, police said. She left the bank in her own car, and a

Glendale Police helicopter followed her to her home, police said.

The bomb decoy she left in the bank was an empty blue box inside

the bag, police said.

Martus was being held in Glendale City Jail, and does not qualify

for bail because she was on parole, authorities said.

Jackson Bell

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