Police are seeking a female Las Vegas bank robbery suspect.
Based on the surveillance photos released, it appears that the female Las Vegas bank robbery suspect has held up two U.S. Banks branches.
The first bank robbery occurred on Jan. 21 when the female bank robbery suspect entered the U.S. Bank located at 5891 W. Craig Rd in Las Vegas at approximately 4 p.m.
She walked directly over to a teller and demanded money. She lifted her black coat to display the handgun she was carrying.
Although most bank robberies are committed by males, bank robberies committed by women is on the rise.
CNN reported that in 2002, 4.9 percent of all bank robberies committed in the United States were by women. By 2009, that number had risen to 6.2 percent.
Female bank robbers are usually not armed and their motives for robbing a bank differ from the male counterparts. Men generally rob banks to obtain money to support a gambling or drug habit whereas women usually rob banks to to put food on the table and take care of their children.
In a transient city like Las Vegas where prostitution and drug abuse are rampant, the motives of female bank robbers might be more similar to that of male bank robbers.
The female Las Vegas bank robbery suspect is described as a white and is between 30 to 40 years old with blonde hair. She is approximately 5-6 to 5-8, weighs 135 pounds and is described as having with a thin build.
She was last seen wearing a black, bucket-style hat, black sunglasses, a black coat and blue jeans.
The second bank robbery occurred just two days later on Jan. 21 at the U.S. Bank located at 2200 E. Lake Mead Blvd in North Las Vegas and the photos provided show a woman with blonde hair, wearing a white baseball cap.
If you have any information on the female bank robbery suspect, you are asked to contact Las Vegas Metro Police Robbery Section at 702-828-3591. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit crimestopperslv.com.
Tipsters can also contact the Las Vegas Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office directly at 702-385-1281.