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Woman wanted for bank robberies

Police need help identifying this woman, suspected to have robbed several banks since last October. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Police need help identifying this woman, suspected to have robbed several banks since last October.
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Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman believed to have robbed several banks since last fall.

The woman, who is between 45 and 55 years old, allegedly robbed two Coquitlam banks in a two-week crime spree in October 2011. According to police, she walked into the banks and gave staff members a note demanding cash.

"Different specialized sections such as the police dog service and forensic identification section has been called in to assist but we haven't been able to get to the bottom of these investigations," Const. Alex Bojic of Coquitlam RCMP's robbery section said in a press release.

Police believe the woman was also involved in two other bank robberies in Burnaby and may have even tried a fifth cash grab in Langley. That robbery attempt was unsuccessful, however, and the woman got away without any money.

She's described as a Caucasian woman with blond hair, about 5'4" to 5'10" tall with a medium to heavy build.

Anyone with information about the mystery woman's identity is asked to call police at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2011-29809 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

spayne@tricitynews.com

 

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