Archive for Thursday, February 2, 2006

Robbery suspect pleads no contest

February 2, 2006

The suspect in the only armed robbery in Lansing in 2005 has pleaded no contest in the crime.

The Leavenworth County Attorney's Office said Molly Armstrong, 21, Lansing, made the plea to an amended charge of robbery. Originally Armstrong had been charged in Leavenworth County District Court with one count of aggravated robbery.

In the early-morning hours of Aug. 28, Lansing Police said, a woman wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue bandana and a white scarf covering her face came into the former 7-Eleven store at 501 N. Main St. and demanded money from the 58-year-old clerk who was on duty.

The clerk had told police the woman had what appeared to be a handgun in a pocket of the sweatshirt, though it was not shown during the robbery.

The clerk, who was not harmed, handed over money from the register totaling less than $40, and the robber left on foot.

Armstrong faces a Feb. 22 sentencing date before District Judge Frederick Stewart. Armstrong remains free on $10,000 bond.

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