Police Hunt for 'Ponytail Bandit' After Texas Bank Robbery

Police in Austin are searching for a woman in her 20s who walked into a local Wachovia Bank branch, demanding cash from a teller and making off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to news reports.

The suspect walked into the bank Monday afternoon at around 1 p.m. and demanded cash from a worker. She was caught by the bank security camera smiling during the ordeal. She made off on foot after the robbery.

On the tape, the woman is shown wearing a University of Texas ballcap, with a ponytail squirting out the back. She's believed to be just over 5-feet tall, roughly 115 to 120 pounds and has blue eyes, Austin police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Robbery tip line at 974-5092.

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