Police tracked down and arrested a woman who allegedly implied she had a gun while robbing a bank of approximately $20,000 Monday morning in Kildeer.
The Kildeer Police Department responded around 10:03 a.m. Monday to the Bank of America, 20263 North Rand Road in Kildeer, for a report of an armed robbery in progress.
Kildeer Chief of Police Steve Balinski said the offender was described as a female white, slim build, wearing a white face covering.
Officers learned the offender entered the bank and told an employee she had a gun before demanding money be placed in a bag.
No gun was displayed and the bag was described as a duffle bag, Balinski said.
Officers located the female suspect near the intersection of Rand Road and Plum Grove Road in Kildeer.
The offender was identified at the scene and she made a statement to officers of her involvement, Balinski said.
The woman, Tina Lambert, 50, of Kildeer, had approximately $20,000 in cash inside a nylon duffle bag in her possession.
The Kildeer Police Department worked with the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Lambert has been charged with armed robbery, burglary and felony theft in Lake County Circuit Court.
Balinski said Lambert was transported to the Lake County Jail and she is expected to appear for an initial court hearing Tuesday.
Her bond has not been set yet.