LIMA — A Pandora woman who robbed the same Lima bank twice last fall pleaded guilty this week to two counts of robbery.
Kaylee N. Shoopman, 27, entered the pleas Wednesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Shoopman robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Harding Highway the first time on Sept. 28, and the second time on Oct. 3.
During the Sept. 28 robbery, she gave a teller a note demanding money.
In the second holdup, she brandished a gun and demanded money from a teller. Afterward, police tracked her down in her grey Kia and arrested her. She stole $7,146 from the bank during the Oct. 3 robbery, which police found in two Wal-Mart bags.
Shoopman was caught because someone saw her park her car at a Red Lobster in Lima near the Fifth Third bank on Oct. 3 and enter the bank wearing a “rubbery mask,” according to a transcript from Lima Municipal Court. The witness wrote down Shoopman’s license plate number.
A Pandora police officer caught Shoopman after she returned to her home on East Washington Street in Pandora.
During police interviews, Shoopman admitted committing both robberies. She was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, both second-degree felonies.
She is scheduled to be sentenced July 10. Each charge carries up to eight years in prison.
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