Woman robs bank, gets away on the RTA

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police are investigating a bank robbery.

Investigators say a woman walked into the Chase Bank in the 3700 block of North Main Street just after 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Chase Bank robbed on North Main Street in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)
Chase Bank robbed on North Main Street in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

They say she told the teller she had a gun and demanded cash. No one actually saw a weapon.

She “Passed the tell a note,received an unknown amount of money at this time and left the bank,” Dayton Sgt. Matt Dickey explained.

The bank later closed for the day, but police say no one inside was injured in the quick heist .

Police searched for the suspect, but officials say she may have taken an alternative route for a getaway.

“We did have some information that she may have gotten on the bus. We spoke on RTA and arranged to check the buses and we’ll be following up further with them,” the sergeant said.

2 NEWS crews were there as police stopped several buses searching to find the woman with no luck.

But they are beginning to gain more clues about the crime and the woman they say committed it.

Police say the escape plan is not the only uncommon thing about this case.

“The suspect was described as being about 40-years-old. Which is a little but unusual, a little bit older than average,” Dickey noted.

Friday’s bank robbery marks one of many in recent weeks, and Chase Bank has been a big target.

In late July a West Carrollton Chase Bank was robbed.

Days later, different branches in Kettering and Springboro were held up for cash..

Police say two Washington Township men, Shaun Mawby and Josh Petrosino, were responsible for all three and have since been arrested.

Officials hope for the same outcome in Friday’s case.

The suspect is described by police as 40-year-old African-American woman, 5’3″ to 5’4″, with a thin build.

She was wearing a black hoodie jacket at the time.

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