"It is absolutely hurtful." Those are the words from the executive director of San Diego's Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, after learning the woman who dressed in a burqa and tried to rob a National City bank last summer told 10News it was the perfect disguise.
Elysia Roiz told 10News she was desperate for money to support her 2-year-old special needs son when she decided to wear a burqa to rob the Wells Fargo on Highland Avenue.
It did not work. After she passed a demand note to the teller, the teller pushed a panic button and Roiz escaped without a dime. She was arrested two months later in Tijuana.