The Tampa Tribune and court records show Cara Williams gave the teller a note that read “This is a bank robbery. I have a gun so be quiet and fast & no one gets hurt! Hand me all your 20s, 100s, & 50s! Be fast and no alarms.” Two days later Immanuel Williams is believed to have used a similar note to rob a bank in Gulf Shores.
The couple, often referred to as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, is accused of stealing more than $55,000 in the robberies that began in December, 2012; just ten days after Cara gave birth. The Tribune reports the couple’s spending far exceeded their income with financial problems possibly stemming from losses incurred at a Tampa casino.
Court records indicted Immanuel Williams will plead guilty in January to bank robbery conspiracy and could face up to twenty years in prison. Cara Williams has indicated she may enter into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.