Cancer patient offered deal for alleged heist role

A 43-year-old woman suffering from terminal lung cancer was offered a plea deal Monday for an incident in which she allegedly left a security door ajar at a Burlingame bank before two men charged in and robbed it at gunpoint.

Henrietta Yvonne Daily faces a maximum of seven years in prison for her alleged role in the incident that took place Oct. 25 last year.

Daily allegedly walked into Peninsula Postal Credit Union on Burlway Road and withdrew money from her account before asking a teller for the whereabouts of the other tellers. After exiting a security door, she left it ajar before two armed black men stormed in and made off with $126,000, prosecutors said.

The suspects fled in a silver Dodge Dakota allegedly driven by a third person. The men are still at large.

Deputy District Attorney James Wade said the time between her exit from the bank and the men entering the building was almost “immediate.”

Wade would not detail how police tracked her as an alleged accomplice. Daily was reportedly a girlfriend of one of the armed robbers, but Wade would not detail the nature of the relationship.

Daily‚Äôs attorney Gordon Brown said his client is “seriously ill” and has reservations about taking a plea while the other suspects are on the loose.

“The alleged co-defendants have piled it on her,” he said.

Brown may agree to a plea before the scheduled jury trial on Aug. 13. Daily is free on $100,000 bail.

The bank, on Burlway Road, shut down shortly after the incident. CEO Jan Meere was unavailable for comment, but a branch manager said Monday there was a series of robberies at the branch and it was decided that the location was not safe.

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