Pasadena Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

posted by City News Service - 

PASADENA (CNS) - Police today sought public help to find a woman who robbed a bank in Pasadena over the weekend by claiming to have a bomb.

The crime occurred about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at a U.S. Bank branch inside a Vons supermarket in the 2300 block of East Colorado Boulevard, said Pasadena police Lt. Jesse Carrillo.

``Prior to the robbery, the suspect first approached the teller window, making small talk before leaving,'' Carrillo said. ``She returned approximately 15 minutes later and this time claimed she had a bomb as she demanded the money from the teller.''

The teller handed the woman an undisclosed amount of cash, and she fled before police arrived, Carrillo said. Police circulated a security photo of the gray-haired woman, described as white, 50-60 years old, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. She was wearing sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt, black shorts and black gloves.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Pasadena police at (626) 744-4241, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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