Tip leads DMPD to bank robbery suspect

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery that took place downtown Monday.

Thirty-two-year-old Kari Martin has been charged with robbery in the second degree.

Police say she entered the US Bank branch at 520 Walnut Street around 10:00 a.m. and handed an employee a note announcing the robbery.  No weapon was shown during the robbery. After receiving the cash, Martin fled the scene.

Police say they received a tip about the potential suspect around 1:00 p.m. Monday and they were able to locate Martin at a motel on SE 14th Street around 7:00 p.m. She was taken into custody and is being held in the Polk County Jail.  

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