Three banks in two states robbed by female suspects

By Caton Bredar

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) -- Police in two states need your help finding the woman -- or women -- responsible for three recent bank robberies. Louisville Metro Police have released surveillance pictures taken last Friday during a robbery at the First Capital Bank of Kentucky on Bardstown Road. WAVE 3's Caton Bredar investigates.

Authorities say a white or Hispanic woman walked into the bank brandishing a gun. She threatened to shoot customers and employees. After getting the money, she left in a dark-colored Ford Fusion.

Then, on Monday morning, Nov. 26, the First Savings Bank on Court Avenue in Jeffersonville was robbed. Police believe the suspect would not have hesitated to harm anyone who got in her way since she pointed her gun at tellers and customers.

"If there would have been someone in the bank who didn't cooperate, or for some reason agitated the bank robber, we could have had a serious injury or even worse," said Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department.

Jeffersonville police say the woman appears to be heavyset, between 5' and 5'6", and left in a dark colored Ford Fusion.

Hollis says as soon as she entered the bank the suspect "started yelling orders to the teller. She ordered them to put money out and to get down. She ordered them not to interfere."

Later Monday afternoon, a woman robbed the Stock Yards Bank in St. Matthews -- but police aren't certain it's the same woman.

If you think you recognize the woman shown in any of the surveillance photos, you're asked to call the crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).

Online Reporter: Caton Bredar

Online Producer: Michael Dever