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Police investigating bank robbery

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published May 13, 2016

Photo provided by Fraser Public Safety Department

FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety is asking residents of nearby communities to be on the lookout for a bank robber.

The robbery occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m. May 12 at Bank of America, 34200 Utica Road in Fraser.

A press release issued by Fraser Police stated that a white female walked into the building, wearing large sunglasses and a dark wig. The real hair color of the suspect was described as being brown, or light brown.

Lt. Mike Pettyes said the woman allegedly handed a note to the bank teller, which said to put all the money in her purse. The note also allegedly stated that the suspect had a gun in her purse, which she placed on the counter.

The weapon was never shown during the ordeal, Pettyes said. The exact amount of cash stolen was not disclosed, but Pettyes described it as “a decent amount.”

“(The suspect didn’t) say a word,” Pettyes said. “She just read the note.”

After getting the money the woman fled northbound, where she allegedly jumped into an early 2000s model white Pontiac Grand Am. The car reportedly drove off at a high rate of speed.

Pettyes said he believes there was a getaway driver because female robbers usually don’t act alone in such instances. However, that has not yet been confirmed.

Only a couple employees were present during the robbery. Nobody was hurt.

“There was only one other person in the bank, and she didn’t know what was going on because it was quiet,” he said.

As of the morning of May 13, Pettyes said the department hadn’t yet received any tips from the public on the woman’s whereabouts. He said his department has issued warnings to communities as far as Port Huron, just in case she decided to leave town.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fraser DPS at (586) 293-1425.