Woman robbing banks targets 2 more in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo officers believe the woman who robbed a Fifth Third bank last month returned Thursday to do it again.

The woman was wearing a makeshift mask, dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants when she walked into the Fifth Third Bank on Portage Road in Kalamazoo around 12:23 p.m. Thursday.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the robber didn’t show or imply that she had a gun when she demanded money from the tellers.

She left on foot heading south.

The same Fifth Third Bank branch was robbed on Aug. 16 by a woman with a similar description.

Officers say about a half hour before Thursday’s heist, the same woman tried to enter the Advia Credit Union on West Main Street/M-43 near Piccadilly Road, but credit union employees locked the door so she couldn’t get in.

Detectives suspect the same woman previously robbed the Huntington Bank next to the credit union on Aug. 19. She was wearing a surgical mask and gloves during that crime. She was described as calm and courteous as she told the tellers to put cash in a bag before taking off. She didn’t show a gun or imply she had one, according to detectives.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call KDPS at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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