UPDATED: Bank inside Walmart robbed

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Police release description of suspect's vehicle

By April Wright, Reporter



Galax police have released some more details about the suspect in the robbery of Woodforest National Bank in Galax's Walmart on Wednesday around 2 p.m.

Investigators are searching for a white female, approximately 5'4" tall, weighing 150-160 lbs, with
light brown to strawberry blonde hair, which is light on the ends and reaches low on her back.

The woman was seen driving an early 1990s model silver or grey Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. The vehicle appears to be in good condition.

• Anyone who thinks that they may have seen the suspect is asked to contact Galax Police at 236-8101.



Galax police said Thursday afternoon that they are still reviewing security camera footage from Walmart to get a description of the suspect's vehicle.

Also, investigators no longer believe there was a second suspect. The woman who passed a note to tellers at the bank alleged there was a man with her who would start shooting if they did not give her money.



Galax police are searching for a woman who robbed Woodforest National Bank, located inside Walmart on Wednesday.
Police responded to the reported armed robbery at Woodforest around 2 p.m. Bank employees told responding officers that a white female approached the tellers and showed them a robbery note. The note alleged that there was a second male suspect who was armed and would shoot if the employees did not comply.
The female suspect was given the amount of money specified in the note. Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said he would not comment on the amount of money taken.
At the time of the robbery the suspect had her long, blonde hair pulled up into a ball cap. She was seen removing the cap before exiting the store.
Clark said it appears that the woman was inside of Walmart for less than 10 minutes before the incident occurred. Store employees are working to convert surveillance camera footage to DVD for the police department's review.
After the incident, police filled the parking lot and questioned witnesses as they exited. Clark would not comment on how many witnesses were identified, saying that it is still an active investigation.
The female suspect is described as white, 5'4” tall blonde, in her mid- to late-40s, with wrinkled skin, a scar on her left arm, slender build (140-150 pounds) and wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.