The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force arrested Cornetta Newton, 46, who is believed to be the “SOS (Slip-On Shoe) Bandit,” federal officials announced Tuesday.
Newton was arrested last week during an attempted bank robbery at Amtrust Bank in Scottsdale .(8764 E. Shea Boulevard).
Newton is charged with four bank robberies in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Tempe between January 30, 2017 and February 16, 2017. She is also charged with the attempted bank robbery in Scottsdale on March 7, 2017.
The suspect was nicknamed the Slip-On Shoe bandit because she wore slip-on shoes during some of the bank robberies.
The day after Newton’s arrest, the Scottsdale Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit arrested Sherbly Gordon, 46, who is suspected of driving Newton in three of the bank robberies. Gordon is also charged with committing a separate bank robbery in Chandler.