Now, it's the Salem police force's turn to search for a female
The Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon)
Salem, Ore. (AP) -- Salem police are searching for a woman whom they
think is responsible for at least three bank robberies over the past
The latest robbery was Tuesday, when a woman passed a note demanding
money to a teller at a West Coast Bank in the city, and left with
The robberies come amid the recent arrests of alleged female bank
robbers in Corvallis and Portland.
Denise Bender, who was arrested last week, was credited with a string
of bank robberies in the Portland metropolitan area within the past
month. Police called her "The Blond Bandit."
Also last week, Corvallis police arrested a woman who was suspected
of robbing a downtown Wells Fargo Bank just after she left the branch.
The Salem robber was described as 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 and 140 to 180
pounds with dirty blond or brown hair worn in a pony tail or pulled
back. She is thought to be in her late 20s or early 30s and was
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A conviction of one count of bank robbery usually results in a
federal prison term of at least five years, Salem police Lt. Dan Cary