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Failed robber goes to prison Neal Putnam | Sat, Nov 16 2013 12:00 PM

A woman who was dressed in a burqa during an attempted bank robbery in National City was sentenced Nov. 7 to two years in state prison.

Probation was denied for Elysia Marie Roiz, 30, by Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Theodore Weathers. Roiz was given credit for spending nearly six weeks in jail since her arrest in Tijuana on Sept. 27.

Roiz pleaded guilty to attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, 1199 Highland Ave., on Aug. 1. She was dressed in a maroon-colored burqa, a Middle Eastern type garment for women that exposed only her eyes.

She waited in the teller line until called by the teller and then she presented a demand note. The teller read it, notified another bank employee, and then ducked down without giving her any money. Roiz then walked out.

At the time Roiz had been free on bond for an earlier case in El Cajon Superior Court for possession of a stolen vehicle.

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