A woman who robbed a Modesto bank on Thursday is likely the same woman responsible for a series of bank robberies on the Central Coast starting late last year.
The woman walked into the Farmers and Merchants Bank in McHenry Village and handed a note to a teller indicating she had a handgun, although none was seen, said Modesto police Sgt. Rick Applegate.
The woman left in a gray, four-door sedan, with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The FBI believes it is the same woman who robbed the Golden 1 Credit Union in Paso Robles on Tuesday and banks in Nipomo and Atascadero earlier this year and in Pacific Grove at the end of 2012.
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The bandit is described by the FBI as a white or Hispanic woman age 35 to 45, around 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.