Bank robber waits for San Francisco police to arrest her 

Cops didn’t need to Chase this bank robber.

A 48-year-old Antioch woman allegedly robbed the Chase Bank at 1201 Market St. around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, passing the teller a note demanding cash. But instead of fleeing with the stolen money, the crook inexplicably waited in the bank lobby for police to show up and arrest her, authorities said.

"She just sat down in the lobby and [told bank employees] she was going to wait," San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Wednedsay.

The suspect, identified as Deann Olivia Lopez, was still sitting in the lobby area when police arrived. Employees pointed her out. She was arrested without incident and booked on robbery and burglary charges, Esparza said.

Lopez offered the officers no explanation for her swift surrender, the police spokesman said.

There were no injuries and no weapon was used in the heist.

It was the second strange surrender to baffle San Francisco police within the last week.

On Saturday, a woman went to Bayview police station around 6 p.m. and pulled a baggie of heroin from her pocket and handed it over to officers.

The suspect was a bit less discreet about her intentions. Before handing over the drugs, she told the officers she wanted to turn herself in because she needed a "timeout."

She was arrested on the spot and booked for drug possession, police said.

maldax@sfexaminer

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