Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 1:17 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY - The FBI is searching for a woman believed to be a serial bank robber after another bank was robbed this morning in northwest Oklahoma City.

"She's a little different, a little rare that it's a serial robber like this," FBI special agent Jorge Pereira said.

The woman entered the Bank of the West, 12000 N. Pennsylvania Ave.,  at about 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Once at the counter, the robber took a note out of her pocket, unfolded the note and showed it to the teller. The note informed the teller that the robber had a gun and demanded money, said James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma.

Investigators described the woman as a black female, in her late 30's to early 40's, about 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with dark eyes. 

The same individual is believed to have been responsible for the March 4 robbery of the BancFirst on N. May Avenue, the March 10 of the Chase Bank also located on N. May Avenue, and the March 12 robbery of the First Fidelity Bank on N.W. 164th Street.

"It's frustrating. It presents a clear and present danger to bank customers and bank employees," said Roger Beverage with the Oklahoma Bankers Association.

The FBI asks anyone with information regarding the robberies to call (405) 290-7770.

"Most people will turn on their grandmother for $500," Beverage said. "We are offering more than that, and in this case, we're offering a little more than normal."

The Oklahoma Banker's Association is offering up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of anyone robbing a member bank.

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