Another Female Bank Robber Wanted in Oregon


Now, it's the Salem police force's turn to search for a female bank robber

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 several months.

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 cash.

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 wearing glasses.

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 said.

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