Alleged Lubbock Bank Robber Makes Initial Federal Court Appearance
A Lubbock woman made her initial appearance in federal court Wednesday after allegedly robbing Lubbock's Prosperity Bank in March of 2015.
Starlene Delacruz, 31, is believed to have entered the South Lubbock on the morning of Friday, March 13, before escaping with around $1,900.
The Department of Justice Northern District of Texas said court records indicate Delacruz threatened tellers by saying "I don't want to freak anybody out, but my dad is waiting and if we don't fill this up with all your money, then there are bombs and this will all blow up."
Delacruz was arrested later that day after a Lubbock business informed police of her whereabouts.
Delacruz remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center as of March 25 on a robbery charge with her bail set at $50,000. No attorney for Delacruz has been listed.
The DoJ said the U.S. Attorney's office has 30 days to present the matter to a grand jury for indictment.
If convicted on the charge Delacruz could face no more than 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.