Police said about 9:15 a.m. a woman walked into a PNC Bank in the 4200 block of Wisconsin Ave. NW in Tenleytown, and announced a holdup. The FBI said she passed a note to a teller demanding money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash.
Authorities said she did not display a weapon and wa seen getting away in a black car.
Just before 9:30 a.m., the FBI said, she robbed a Bank of America branch in the 3400 block of Connecticut Ave. NW, about 1.5 miles away in Cleveland Park.
The FBI said in this case, she handed a teller a note indicated she had a gun, though again no weapon was shown.
She is described as possibly Hispanic with dark hair and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a black puffy coat, black pants, black leather gloves, a black scarf around her head and a white and black polka- dotted scarf around her neck. She was also wearing white tennis shoes.
The FBI said it appeared she had a bandage on her nose or lip. Anyone with information is urged to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411. The FBI can be reached at 202-278-2000.
This story has been updated.