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Woman sought in robbery of East Side bank

Police believe she may be the same woman accused in Monday robbery

Tucson police are seeking help in identifying a woman accused of robbing an East Side bank Wednesday and who may be the same woman accused of robbing a Midtown credit union Monday.

At about 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, the woman entered the Bank of the West, 7901 E. Speedway Blvd., and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money. The teller gave her an undisclosed amount of money and she left the bank, said TPD spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke.

The woman is described as Hispanic or white, between 30 and 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and heavyset with long red hair. She was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, Hawke said.

Robbery Unit detectives interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video and believe she may be the same woman accused of robbing the Healthcare Affiliates Federal Credit Union, 5280 E. Grand Rd., on Monday.

In that robbery, the woman entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money and implying she had a weapon, Hawke said.

The woman was given and undisclosed amount of money and headed southbound after leaving the bank, Hawke said.

The woman in that robbery is described as Hispanic or white, about 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 250 pounds, and has long, wavy dark hair and acne scars. She was wearing a white blouse with a black and red design and black or dark-colored pants. She was carrying a large black purse and a green piece of clothing, Hawke said.

Anyone with information about the woman should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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The woman who may be responsible for a Monday credit union robbery is seen in an image from surveillance video from a robbery at an East Side bank Wednesday.