PRESS RELEASE: Lake Havasu City Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 9:51 PM

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at approximately 5:29 p.m., Lake Havasu City police officers responded to a report of a robbery that just occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank at 1601 McCulloch Blvd. North.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau were called-out to investigate the crime. The initial investigation has revealed that a lone female entered the bank just prior to closing and asked employees if the manager was present. With no manager immediately available, the female suspect handed an employee a note stating that she had a bomb, wanted $100,000, and that five guys were making her do it. The female suspect also told bank employees that she had a bomb on her leg and that she did not want to do it but people were making her do it, although nobody else was seen with her. The female suspect was able to leave the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The female is described as possibly being of Middle Eastern descent as she spoke with a slight accent. She is approximately 5’04” – 5’05”, 115 pounds and wearing a skin tight black dress that extended to her ankles, sunglasses, black strap open toed sandals, and a green and brown flower print scarf that covered her head. The female suspect was last seen walking eastbound on McCulloch Blvd. along the North side of the street. A thorough check of the downtown area by responding officers did not locate the suspect.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Lake Havasu Silent Witness. Anonymous tips can be left by calling 928-854-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also send an anonymous text message tip to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web page based tip service at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application for iPhone and Android based smart phones.

20140708_194716

20140708_194726