NEW BEDFORD — Police are searching for a woman who robbed the Santander Bank at 1238 Kempton Street in New Bedford at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and fled with an undetermined amount of money. No weapon was shown.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 20s, wearing sunglasses and a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt.

She is described as short, with her dark hair in a bun, and is wearing blue Nike sneakers with a white swoosh design and white soles. She was carrying a tan bag with black handles.

The suspect fled on foot west through the parking lot.

New Bedford police are investigating the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (508) 991-6350 or the anonymous tip line at (508) 992-7463, or e-mail