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ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : The FBI hopes someone recognizes the woman who tried holding up a Clifton bank with a knife early Tuesday before she was scared off.


The would-be robber pointed the knife at an employee headed into the Investor’s Savings Bank, FBI Special Agent Bryan Travers told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

“Get inside,” she said in a foreign accent.

The employee signaled to a co-worker already inside not to open the door, then ran off, Travers said.

The employee inside the Clifton Avenue bank got a good look at the would-be robber, who was described as 5-foot-7, with a thin build. She was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled tight over her face, a black scarf or veil, green pants and leather gloves.


The FBI asks that anyone with information about this woman call the bureau:

973-792-3000 . Also, be sure to check: BanditTracker NorthEast for up-to-the-minute information and photos of area bank robberies.



The incident came on the same day Norma Balderas-Dehernandez was sentenced in federal court in Trenton for holding up two banks in Clifton and one in Passaic before she was caught in the act at another Clifton bank.

It’s not entirely coincidence: Authorities say the ranks of bank-robbing women are rising in step with the overall number of holdups.

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