ST. JOHN — Police are seeking information about a woman accused of attempting to use a fraudulent ID card to withdraw money from a bank, hitting a teller who became suspicious and ripping off the teller's necklace.

St. John police were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 1 to the Chase Bank at 9600 Wicker Ave. for a report of a disturbance.

Witnesses told police a woman entered the bank and attempted to withdraw money from an account using a fraudulent Illinois identification card with a Chicago address.

The teller recognized the woman from a similar incident a few days before, police said.

The teller began to question the woman, who became angry and agitated. The woman hit the teller in the nose and ripped a necklace from the teller's neck, police said.

The woman left the bank and got into a Chevrolet Camaro driven by a second woman, police said. No money was taken.

Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the Camaro.

The Camaro had a partial Illinois license plate number of AP412. The woman is believed to be part of a group conducting fraudulent activities in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago suburbs, police said.

Police released surveillance images of the woman and Camaro. Anyone with information is asked to call the St. John Police Department at 219-365-6035.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.