San Francisco Bank Robbery: Woman Hits Same Bank Twice In Two Weeks

07/28/2011 04:57 pm ET | Updated Sep 27, 2011
  • Aaron Sankin Assistant San Francisco Editor, The Huffington Post

It's said that criminals always return to the scene of the crime.

There are a lot of reasons why this aphorism may be at least partially true--some may want to relive the thrill of a job completed successfully; others could feel the need to make sure they didn't leave behind any incriminating evidence. Or maybe they watched one too many gangster movies as children and think coming back is the only way to redeem all the "crime points" they just earned for frequent flier miles.

In the case of the woman who stuck up the San Francisco Fire Credit Union on July 15, the reason she came back ten days later was to commit another robbery.

After the suspect approached a teller with a handgun and demanded money, employees of the bank, located at 555 Buckingham Way near the Stonestown Galleria, noticed she had hit that very same location earlier this month.

SFPD describes the suspect as "a black female adult, mid to late 30's, 5'03" to 5'07", weighing 200 pounds with neck length corn roll hair. She was last seen wearing clear eyeglasses, a brown hooded sweatshirt with zipper, blue jeans, dark shoes and armed with a hand gun."

The Examiner reports that no one was injured in either robbery and that neither the robber nor her accomplice have been apprehended.

San Francisco Fire Credit Union has provided financial services for firefighters who live and/or work in San Francisco, San Mateo or Marin counties and their families since 1951.

If, in the future, anyone at this particular credit union sees her walk up, they might want to hit the alarm ahead of time, just to be safe.

Police officials are asking anyone with information about either robbery to call (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411.