An unidentified Salt Lake County woman seems to have lost her marbles. Donning her favorite pajama bottoms, a blue bandana, sunglasses and a dark shirt, she took to a life of crime.
She robbed five banks in four cities in less than 1 day, four of which occurred on Saturday morning. Officers are speculating that the woman might be out of town because she made no effort to disguise her appearance. She is approximately a 30 year old white female with dark hair, prescription glasses and a mole under her right eye.
She walked into the banks, handed the teller a note demanding money, and left with cash. She never flashed a weapon. During the first robbery in Salt Lake City, she left before the teller could give her any money. Police said to be on the alert because she may be after more banks once they reopen on Monday.
It all began at the Chase Bank on Redwood Road in West Valley City Friday afternoon. A woman walked in, handed the teller a note demanding money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. “It’s very brazen; she feels like she can get away with it,” Lohrke said.
However, this woman was just getting started. Fast forward to Saturday morning. Between 9:21 a.m. and 11:55 a.m., the woman entered five more banks across four different cities in Salt Lake County. Every case was the same. She never covered her face and never showed a weapon.
“Passed a note to the teller demanding a bunch of money,” Lohrke said. During Saturday’s first robbery attempt, at a Chase Bank in Salt Lake City, police believe she may have been spooked because she left before the teller had a chance to give her the money.
After that the woman went on roll. First she robbed a Wells Fargo in Holladay. Thirty minutes later she walked into a University Credit Union in Cottonwood Heights, and robbed it. Forty minutes after that she robbed another Wells Fargo, this time in Sandy.
Twenty-five minutes later, a Desert First Credit Union also in Sandy, was victimized. That’s four robberies in less than 90 minutes. “Maybe she is out of town because she is not covering her face and hopefully somebody would have recognized her by now,” Lohrke said.