A pair of armed bank robbers who dressed as nuns to hold-up a bank have been sent to jail.
Melisa Arias, 24, and Swahilys Pedraza-Rodriguez donned the religious garb in an attempt to rob the Citizens Bank in Tannersville, Pa., in August 2017.
They carried a black handgun during the raid, but did not manage to escape with any cash.
Arias and Pendraza-Rodriguez are pictured holding up a bank in Tannersville, Pa., dressed as nuns last year (Picture: FBI Philadelphia)
The serial bank robbers were caught after they turned up at another bank to open an account and were recognized by a cashier there (Picture: FBI Philadelphia)Mastermind Arias, from the Dominican Republic, was jailed for 37 months Wednesday after she was also convicted of trying to steal from an ATM in Scotrun, Pa., in June last year.
Connecticut-resident Pendraza-Rodriguez, 20, was jailed for 15 months after admitting the same offenses.
The pair were busted after they were recognized by a cashier in another bank in Teaneck, Nj., when they turned up and asked to open a bank account.
Pendraza was sentenced to 15 months in jail (Picture: ABC16)
Mastermind Arias was handed a 37 month sentence (Picture: ABC16)
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