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School employees help ID mom accused in Mt. Adams bank robbery

Surveillance footage captured Hope Tolbert during the alleged bank robbery in May. (Source: Crime Stoppers) Surveillance footage captured Hope Tolbert during the alleged bank robbery in May. (Source: Crime Stoppers)
Hope Tolbert (Source: Crime Stoppers, Hamilton County Justice Center) Hope Tolbert (Source: Crime Stoppers, Hamilton County Justice Center)
Hope Tolbert's mug shot (Source: Hamilton County Justice Center) Hope Tolbert's mug shot (Source: Hamilton County Justice Center)
Hope Tolbert's unidentified accomplice. Police are still looking for him. (Source: Crime Stoppers) Hope Tolbert's unidentified accomplice. Police are still looking for him. (Source: Crime Stoppers)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A mother of an elementary student is charged with aggravated robbery and theft after a Mount Adams bank robbery last month.

Hope Tolbert, 20, is accused of robbing the North Side Bank on St. Gregory Street on May 13, court records show.

A worker at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy, where Tolbert's 7-year-old son attends school, recognize Tolbert in an image released to Crime Stoppers and contacted police, according to a sworn statement.

Tolbert and an unidentified male accomplice entered the bank and he allegedly threatened both bank employees with a gun.

Documents state the man demanded one of them “get on the ground” and the teller “give me all the money” and “hurry the f--- up."

"The second suspect, Hope Tolbert, followed the first suspect into the bank, carrying a small white plastic bag, similar to a grocery bag," police wrote.

"As the victim teller was placing the money on the counter, the suspect grabbed the money and put it in the white bag."

After collecting all of the money, both subjects fled the bank and ran north on St. Gregory Street.

Surveillance photos taken inside the bank were released to media.

Police said they received a Crime Stoppers tip identifying one of the suspects as Tolbert. 

She was charged based on employee statements, bank surveillance system photos of suspect and a Crime Stoppers tip, court records show.

Workers at the Over-the-Rhine Community Center also confirmed to police that Tolbert is the suspect in the surveillance photos, according to police.

Tolbert made his first court appearance on the case Wednesday.

 Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Josh Berkowitz set her bond at $250,000.

The case goes to grand jury on June 9.

The male accomplice remains at large.

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