Cops: Tellers Bust Bandit After Recognizing Her From Earlier Robbery

By Quinn Ford on January 4, 2013 3:55pm 

 A picture of a woman who robbed a bank in the city's Brainerd neighborhood last month. Police said they arrested the woman Friday while she was allegedly preparing to rob the same bank again.
A picture of a woman who robbed a bank in the city's Brainerd neighborhood last month. Police said they arrested the woman Friday while she was allegedly preparing to rob the same bank again.
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CHICAGO — A 55-year-old woman was arrested by police Friday after allegedly attempting to rob the same bank she robbed in early December, according to police.

The woman was arrested just before 10 a.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco store on the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue in the city's Brainerd neighborhood, according to police spokesman Officer Veejay Zala.

Bank employees called police after recognizing a woman waiting in line as the same woman who had robbed the bank a month earlier, Zala said. In that incident, a woman gave bank tellers a note demanding money and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, Zala said.

When police arrived at the bank Friday, they found the woman waiting in line holding a note demanding cash, Zala said.

Zala said police arrested the woman and turned her over to the FBI. He said charges are pending.

It is unclear whether the woman had a weapon.

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