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Salt Lake Valley police were searching for a woman suspected of robbing five banks on Saturday morning and one bank Friday afternoon.
The robberies occurred in West Valley City, Salt Lake City, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights and Sandy, where the woman hit two banks, police said.
The first robbery happened about 1:15 p.m. Friday at the Chase Bank at 3430 S. Redwood Road in West Valley City, according to West Valley Police Lt. Colleen Nolen. The woman gave the teller a note demanding money which she received then fled, Nolen said.
The first of Saturday's robberies occurred about 9:15 a.m. at the Chase Bank at 1295 S. Redwood Road in Salt Lake City.
SLCPD Lt. Scott Smalley said the woman again gave the teller a note demanding money but didn't get any cash.
The bank has glass from counter level to ceiling to protect the tellers, Smalley said, and while employees were trying to contact police, the woman "got spooked and left," Smalley said.
The woman next appeared at the Wells Fargo Bank at 4711 S. Highland Drive in Holladay. There, according to Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke, the woman passed a note demanding money but made no mention of having a weapon.
About 11 a.m., the same woman apparently robbed the University Federal Credit Union at 7220 S. Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights.
Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Ryan Shosted said the woman again passed a note to a teller.
She next robbed two banks in Sandy.
About 11:40 a.m., the woman entered the Wells Fargo bank at 9311 S. Highland Drive, gave a teller a note demanding money and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, said Sandy Police Lt. Dean Carriger.
Minutes later, about 11:55 a.m., the woman entered the Deseret First Credit Union at 9325 S. Village Shop Drive and repeated her earlier actions, Carriger said.
Carriger described the woman as white, in her late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-5, with a medium build, and brown hair pulled up in a bun. She was wearing black glasses, a blue bandana on her head, a dark shirt and pajama bottoms, Carriger said.
Unified police added that the woman has a mole under her right eye.