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Bank robber arrested in line with note still in her hand

Updated: January 4, 2013 2:10PM

A woman who allegedly robbed a South Side Washington Heights neighborhood bank last month apparently returned to try again but Friday morning, but was thwarted by sharp-eyed bank employees.

About 9:50 a.m., employees of the TCF Bank branch in the Jewel store in the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue recognized a woman in line who matched the description of a woman who robbed the bank on Dec. 6, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

They hit the bankā€™s silent holdup alarm, which alerted Chicago Police. Responding Morgan Park District officers saw the woman in line and noticed she was holding a note in her hand, which turned out to be a note demanding cash, Perez said.

In the earlier robbery, she had passed a similar note to a teller before getting away with an undetermined amount of cash, Perez said.

The 55-year-old woman was arrested without incident, he said. The FBI is investigating.

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