The Charlotte Observer

Woman in COVID mask robs Wells Fargo

- BY JOE MARUSAK jmarusak@charlotteo­bserver.com Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

A woman wearing a protective COVID-19 mask is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo branch in south Charlotte, police said.

Just before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, the woman entered the Wells Fargo in the 2800 block of PinevilleM­atthews Road in the Arboretum area and “passed a threatenin­g note to the teller,” according to a Charlotte-Mecklenbur­g Police Department news release.

The suspect then left the bank with an undisclose­d amount of cash, police said.

She held the straps of a large black purse in her left hand and wore a red covering across the top of her forehead, according to bank surveillan­ce photos released Wednesday.

Police urged anyone who recognizes the woman to call 911, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

 ?? Charlotte-Mecklenbur­g Police Department ?? Charlotte-Mecklenbur­g police say this woman in a COVID mask is a suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank branch in Charlotte’s Arboretum area Tuesday.
Charlotte-Mecklenbur­g Police Department Charlotte-Mecklenbur­g police say this woman in a COVID mask is a suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank branch in Charlotte’s Arboretum area Tuesday.

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