A woman robbed a Lodi bank Friday afternoon and made off with some cash, police said.
The woman entered Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1387 S. Lower Sacramento Road, at 1:53 p.m., Lodi Police Officer Hettie Schaeffer said. No weapon was seen, but the suspect gave a teller a note and said that she had a gun, Lt. Steve Price said.
The woman gave the teller a paper bag, demanded and received cash, then left and got into a gold, four-door Infiniti that had no rear license plate. The vehicle was last seen driving through the parking lot toward Chili's Restaurant, just north of Kettleman Lane.
Officers and plainclothed detectives converged on the area and looked for the car as far as Interstate 5, as well as other roads in the area, but did not find it.
The suspect was described as a white woman, between the ages of 25 and 35, with her brown hair in a bun. She wore jeans, a black sweatshirt and sunglasses. She rode as a passenger in the vehicle, and police had no description of the driver.
The F&M Bank branch opened in October 2006, with new technology, including secured bins at the tellers' windows that allowed them to put cash in the bins without counting it. Officials said the computerized bins would help deter robberies if a suspect cased the bank, since the bins cannot be opened manually.
Police did not say how much money the robber took.
Anyone with information may call Detective Leo Ramirez at 333-6872. Anonymous callers may contact Lodi Area Crimestoppers at 333-6771.