WASHINGTON (KDKA) — A woman is being sought in connection with two bank robberies that occurred on Dec. 23.
The first robbery happened at the Wes Banco Bank on Trinity Circle around 2:22 p.m. The second occurred about 10 minutes later at the First Commonwealth Bank located on Trinity Place.
“Our officers were en route to the first call at the time the second activation came in, and both banks are in close proximity, so we had a large volume of police in the area,” Det. Kenneth Torboli, of South Strabane Twp. Police, said.
During both crimes, a white female standing 5-feet-9-inches tall passed a note demanding money. Police say no weapon was visible in either robbery.
“The female kept her hands inside of her jacket, or hooded sweatshirt, concealed. That was enough for someone to not assume that a weapon wasn’t present,” Torboli said.
The suspect is a white woman, had a medium build, brown hair with highlights, blue jeans, white sneakers and dark rimmed glasses. During one of the robberies, the female wore a dark hooded sweatshirt. During the other, she wore a dark puffy jacket with red scarf.
“It is very uncommon that someone would hit two separate banks that close together with the assumption that police are going to be notified and saturating the area, which we did,” Torboli said.
Anyone with information is asked to call South Strabane Township Police at 724-225-8111.
“We are hoping that someone who may have been in the area at the time of these incidents on Friday might be able to help us identify and capture this female,” Torboli said.
Police are also checking with the FBI because the suspect matches the same description of a woman who robbed a bank in Morgantown on Dec. 20.