Woman pleads guilty to co­erc­ing teen boys to rob banks

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

A Buf­falo woman who ad­mit­ted to co­erc­ing four teenage boys to com­mit five bank rob­beries on her be­half pleaded guilty in Erie County Court Fri­day to five counts of third-de­gree rob­bery, ac­cord­ing to the Erie County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Pros­e­cu­tors said 25-year-old Alexis

Rose ad­mit­ted that be­tween Aug. 21 and Sept. 27, 2017, she sup­plied the boys – who ranged in age from 14 to 18 – with plans, dis­guises and de­mand notes. Rose pro­vided the youths with trans­porta­tion to and from five dif­fer­ent banks in Amherst, Buf­falo and Depew, via her Lyft ac­count, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

All four of the teenagers were charged as youth­ful of­fend­ers and all pleaded guilty, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice. Rose faces 12 years in prison.

– Harold McNeil

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