Calgary police spotted a woman they believe robbed a bank a couple of hours earlier amongst the slow-moving rows of Wednesday’s rush hour traffic.
Officers were first called to the SERVUS Credit Union branch where it’s alleged that the woman demanded money and fled in a PT Cruiser.
A vehicle matching the description provided by bank personnel was spotted in heavy traffic by a police helicopter about 4:15 p.m., said Insp. Paul Stacey.
Stacey said the vehicle was watched from the sky as ground units, including tactical team members, moved in and set up to pull over the woman over.
“This woman was taken into custody from that,” he said.
“Currently she’s being interviewed by the robbery (unit) … I don’t think they’re looking for anybody else – there’s no indication she acted with anyone else at this point.”
Investigators are also looking into possible connections to other robberies committed by a woman – both recent and old all over the city – but Stacey said at this point it’s not believed to be the same woman.