MILL VALLEY — Just after 9:30 a.m. on the 5th of December, deputies from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to resolve an issue at the Union Bank at 800 Redwood Highway, where upon arrival they discovered the issue in question was still inside demanding money.
A perimeter was established and the suspect, identified as one Lorraine Carstens (50) of Santa Rosa, was arrested the moment she walked out the door.
Employees relayed that Carstens had entered the bank and simply handed teller a note to fork over the dough, but ended up leaving with only about $80.
While combing the parking lot of Strawberry Village, the business plaza in which the bank is located, deputies encountered a man who they discovered was acquainted with Carstens but not associated with the robbery. Imagine his surprise.
Carstens was booked into the Marin County Jail on charges of robbery and burglary. She is not believed to be associated with some sort of serial “tassel” bandit who’s been knocking over banks throughout Marin County.
Mill Valley: Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbing $80 From Bank