Woman in Burka Tries to Rob National City Bank

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    A woman dressed in a burka tried to rob a San Diego-area bank on Thursday.

    FBI agents and San Diego police officers were investigating the attempted robbery that occurred at 6 p.m. Thursday inside a Wells Fargo in National City.

    Witnesses reported a woman wearing a maroon-colored burka and heavy eye makeup left the Highland Avenue location.

    Surveillance images released by officials showed the woman at the teller station. Officials said she handed the teller a note with her demands.

    Would-Be Bank Robber Wore Burka: FBI

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    FBI agents said a woman who attempted to rob a bank in National City on August, 1 wore a maroon-colored burka and left on foot. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports. (Published Friday, Aug 2, 2013)

    Agents told NBC 7 the teller alerted a co worker then hid.

    The suspect waited a few seconds then left without any cash.

    Investigators say the woman left the property on foot before San Diego police officers arrived.

    Police described her as a woman in her late 20s, early 30s with olive complexion standing 5-feet, 6-inches tall. She was believed to be wearing light colored or white shoes officials said.