Gray-haired woman robs San Mateo bank

Police are searching today for a woman in her late 40s to early 50s who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in San Mateo Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2:15 p.m. the suspect walked into a bank in the unit block of 17th Avenue and handed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian woman around 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing around 110 pounds, police reported. She has gray hair and waswearing glasses, a charcoal colored coat and a gray beanie with a light colored circular stripe around the brim.

Witnesses reported seeing her walking northbound through a Safeway parking lot at the intersection of 17th Avenue and S. El Camino Real after the robbery. No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the investigations division of the San Mateo Police Department at (650) 522-7650 or the Secret Witness Hot Line at (650) 522-7676.

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