KDPS: Woman linked to 2 bank robberies

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Officers say the woman who robbed a Kalamazoo bank Monday afternoon may also be responsible for at least one other robbery in the area.

The most recent incident happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. at the Huntington Bank located at 4300 W. Main Street, between South Drake and Nichols roads in the city’s Westwood neighborhood.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says a woman wearing a surgical mask and gloves told tellers to put cash in a bag and then took off. Responding officers brought in a dog to track her, but she wasn’t found.

She didn’t show a gun or imply she had one, KDPS says. She was described as calm and courteous during the robbery.

Detectives said they were looking at surveillance footage to try to identify the woman, but surveillance images were not released to the public Monday afternoon.

KDPS said Monday that the woman might have also robbed “several” other banks nearby, but clarified on Tuesday that she had only been connected to two.

A Fifth Third Bank branch on Portage Street in Kalamazoo was robbed Friday by a woman with a similar description.

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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