Woman robs pair of Northland banks

Authorities are investigating two apparently related bank robberies at Northland grocery stores that occurred early Monday. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Oct. 27, a heavy-set white woman wearing a blue Air Force track suit, a hat and sunglasses robbed the Capital Federal Savings inside the Barry Road Price Chopper, located at 500 NE Barry Road in Clay County. The woman handed tellers a note demanding cash, and after clerks complied, she fled in a blue four-door sedan, possibly a Nissan, although initial reports identified it as a Saturn.

A woman matching the same description attempted to rob the Community America Credit Union inside the Hy-Vee located at 5530 NW 64th Street at approximately 12:10 p.m. Again, the woman presented a note to tellers, but this time she fled without collecting any cash.

Some reports surfaced that the Parkville Price Chopper on Highway 45 was also struck in the string of robberies, but Parkville chief of police Kevin Chrisman said the reports were unfounded.

FBI spokesman Bridget Patton said while the suspect descriptions match for both incidents, the agency is not willing to confirm both robberies were conducted by the same woman, as of Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, and the amount of cash stolen in the first robbery is undisclosed.