Police: Woman wearing surgical mask robs bank

Salin Bank Robbery
Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Salin Bank located at 9835 Lima Road in Fort Wayne on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Salin Bank located at 9835 Lima Road near the Northbrook Boulevard intersection south of Dupont Road early Tuesday afternoon.

According to a police spokesman, a woman entered the bank just before 2 p.m. wearing sunglasses, a surgical mask and a red sweater. She gave the teller a note demanding cash and the teller complied. The woman then exited the bank and was seen possibly getting in a green passenger vehicle that drove off headed south.

A short time later, uniform officers observed a green passenger vehicle and a woman who closely matched the description given of the Salin Bank robbery suspect in the 4400 block of Bluffton Road. Witnesses told NewsChannel 15 that officers surround the sedan with their guns drawn.

Officers were able to detain two suspects, 39-year-old Lori Joy Williams and an adult male without incident. Officers and a police K-9 found another suspect, Tiffany Marie Whisman, hiding behind a large dumpster behind a nearby Family Dollar store and took her into custody. Police said she’d been dropped off there just before the traffic stop.

Both Williams and Whisman have been charged with robbery. They were also both charged with possession of narcotic drug.

Police spotted this green car matching the description of the one seen following a bank robbery on February 21, 2017.
Police spotted this green car matching the description of the one seen following a bank robbery on February 21, 2017.

No one was injured during the robbery and no weapon was displayed.