Woman grabs cash during bank robbery

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — Police are looking for a woman who took more than $4,000 during a bank robbery, along with her getaway car and a man who waited in the parking lot.

According to police reports, a white woman in her 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, medium build, with a gap between her front teeth and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, walked into Flagstar Bank, 10166 Pelham, at 1 p.m. April 20. There were no other customers and only a clerk and assistant manager were on duty.

The woman was first approached by the clerk asking if he could help her. The woman said she needed to speak with the other man, the assistant manager who was behind the counter. The woman handed over a note that it was a bank robbery, that she had a gun and would “shoot the place up.”

The note demanded money, no dye packs and no calls to police.

Separate from the contents of the note, the woman told the manager that there was a man waiting for her outside who would shoot her if she didn’t get the money.

While the manager complied with the note and produced $4,225 for the suspect, the clerk walked behind her and pressed the alarm button.

The woman put the money into a plastic bag and left the bank. She was seen getting into the driver’s side of a gold Chevy Trailblazer and drove away heading south on Pelham.

While waiting for the money the suspect had touched a place mat at the front counter and was not wearing gloves. She also put her hand against several glass doors while leaving.

The place mat, note, other objects and video surveillance images were collected as evidence and police are investigating.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)

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