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Woman with body odor goes on pre-Christmas robbery spree along Westheimer, HPD says

The woman, 40 to 50 years old, wore a mask, high heels and a black ballcap that covered her gray or blonde hair, according to the Houston Police Department.

HOUSTON — Houston police and the FBI are trying to identify a "nicely-dressed" female robber who one victim said "smelled heavily of body odor." 

The woman, believed to be 40 to 50 years old, is wanted in at least four robberies the week before Christmas. 

Surveillance video shows her wearing a black ballcap with her blonde or gray hair tucked inside, a green camouflage mask, black coat, black pants and high heels. 

She held up a note in each case, demanded money and tossed a light-colored bag for the cash over the counter. The robber also carried a large black tote.

Case #1

The first robbery happened at a hotel in the 5100 block of Hidalgo near the West Loop around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19. 

The woman told the clerk her partner in crime was armed and waiting outside. 

WATCH: Surveillance video of 'smelly' robber at Galleria-area hotel

Case #2

The next day, the woman robbed a sandwich shop in the 6100 block of Westheimer around 9:20 p.m. 

Case #3

On Dec. 21, she hit another hotel in the 5100 block of Westheimer near Sage Road around 4:50 p.m. 

Case #4

On Dec. 23, the busy robber held up a bank in the 7900 block of Westheimer near South Voss Road around 5:20 p.m. 

Credit: HPD Robbery Division
HPD and the FBI say this woman held up four businesses in or near the Galleria area the week before Christmas.

In all four cases, the woman escaped with an unknown amount of cash. 

She left the first three robberies on foot but In the last case, she left in a dark-colored sedan.

Credit: HPD Robbery Division
HPD and the FBI are trying to identify a woman who robbed at least four businesses along Westheimer the week before Christmas.

If you recognize this woman, please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly to be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000. You can submit tips at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or at crime-stoppers.org.

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