Ponytailed woman robs downtown bank

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A River North neighborhood bank branch was robbed Tuesday morning by a young woman reportedly wearing dark clothing, a baseball cap and sunglasses. Just before 9 a.m., the woman entered the bank at 600 N. Dearborn St., presented a teller with a note demanding money and implied she had a weapon, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

A woman wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses stuck up a River North bank Tuesday morning, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The woman passed a note to a teller at the Chase Bank in the 600 block of North Dearborn just before 9 a.m. The note demanded money and implied she had a weapon, police said.

Authorities said the robber, believed to be in her mid- to late 20s, had blond hair and a ponytail. She was wearing tight blue jeans or black pants, white gym shoes and a baseball cap with a mesh back.

There have been at least 60 bank robberies this year in the Chicago area, according to the FBI.

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