A woman walked into a Lebanon bank Friday afternoon and handed the teller a note demanding cash, according to Lebanon police.
Lebanon Police Sgt. David Tutterow said a woman waked into the First Federal Savings at 115 S. Madison St. at about 12:25 p.m. Friday, walked to the counter and handed the teller the note.
She received an undisclosed amount of cash, then left the bank on foot, Tutterow said.
The suspect was described as a female with a medium to dark complexion, wearing a a black hat and sunglasses, and a white long-sleeved shirt with a zipper in the front. Her hair was in braids.
A St. Louis County police helicopter flew in the area of west Lebanon after police received reports of a suspicious person matching the description of the bank robber walking in the area of Perryman Avenue near Lebanon Commons, Tutterow said.
The bank was to be closed for the rest of the day Friday.
The FBI was assisting Lebanon police with the investigation.
The same bank was held up in 2012 by a woman who came to be known as the “Flip-Flop Bandit,” Carla R. Walker. Walker was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.
Walker was wearing bright green flip-flops when she entered the bank with a ransom note, pointed a pellet gun at tellers and demanded money, police said. She got between $14,000 and $16,000 from the bank, then ordered tellers to the ground and told them other guns were trained on the bank.
Walker was released from federal prison Dec. 8, 2015.
She is not considered a suspect in the latest bank robbery, Tutterow said.
Anyone with information can call a tip line at 618-537-4955.