Woman Allegedly Holds Up Three Ohio Banks in 35 Minutes

Ohio authorities say they believe a woman held up three banks within just over a half-hour.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said based on the surveillance photos, it appears to be the same woman. Police say the first bank was hit at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, the second about a mile away at 3:30, and the third about three blocks farther at 3:50.

Investigators also thought the same woman robbed yet another Akron bank on Friday and got an undisclosed amount of money.

FBI spokesman Scott Wilson said the suspect hurried from Monday's first two banks without any money, possibly because she got scared. He says cash was taken in the day's third holdup, though he didn't say how much.

Police said in each case the suspect showed no weapon but handed the teller a note.