With a smile, woman robs Benson bank branch

From staff reportsApril 29, 2014 

Benson bank robber


— Police asked the public's help in finding a woman who gave a teller a friendly smile as she robbed a First Federal Savings and Loan branch Monday.

The woman, whom police said is about 5-foot-5, weighs 145 to 155 pounds and has brown eyes, and dark brown hair, handed a teller a note at about 2:30 p.m., police said.

The note demanded a specific amount of money, which the teller turned over.

Police did not disclose whether the note claimed the robber was armed or how much money she demanded.

The robber was wearing white knee length shorts, a dark, gray, hooded sweatshirt and carried a dark-colored purse with white trim and a white strap.

After getting the money, the woman drove away in a white or silver, late-model, four-door car that was last seen at Johnson and Main streets.

Police asked that anyone who thinks they have information that could help detectives call police at 919-894-2091 or email it to crimeline@bensonpd.org.

Police said there is a reward for information that leads to the robber’s arrest and conviction.

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