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Police: Pregnant woman tried to rob Fayetteville bank

Posted April 22, 2009 9:58 a.m. EDT
Updated April 22, 2009 11:53 a.m. EDT

— Police said they are looking for a pregnant woman who tried to rob a Fayetteville bank at gunpoint but left empty-handed after answering her cell phone.

Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance said the woman had a handgun and demanded money when she entered Carter Bank & Trust, 123 Rowan St., at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman got distracted when her cell phone rang and began talking to the caller, police said. She then left the bank without taking any money. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a pregnant, light-skinned, black woman, in her late 20s to early 30s. She was wearing a knee-length dark-colored skirt and a multicolored scarf on her head.

Anyone with information should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856. To leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers, contact 910-483-8477.