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Police seek woman who robbed Tacoma bank branch

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 26, 2010 at 8:06 am |
May 26, 2010 4:16 pm
Suspected bank robber/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Tacoma police were searching for a woman who robbed a bank branch Tuesday afternoon.

The woman walked into the Bank of America, 3408 S. 23rd St., just before 2:30 p.m. As she talked on a cellphone, she presented the teller with a note that demanded cash, police reported.

She got an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank on foot. Officers set up containment and a police dog tried to track the bandit. She was not found.

The robber was described as black, in her 30s and 5 feet 3 with medium-to-heavy build. During the robbery, the woman wore a dark-gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, large sunglasses and a scarf and hood over her head.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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