Pierce County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman suspected of trying to rob a doughnut shop and robbing three fast-food restaurants in one night last month.
Prosecutors charged Lee Marie Freiberg, 28, with four counts of first-degree robbery this afternoon. Freiberg pleaded not guilty during an afternoon court appearance. She was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $100,000.
The robberies occurred Jan. 6 within a two-hour period. Pierce County law enforcement officers believed the same woman was responsible for these incidents:
• 5:40 p.m. at Kolby’s Donut House, 15012 Pacific Ave. S., in Spanaway.
• 5:50 p.m., Dairy Queen, 17909 Pacific Ave. S., in Spanaway.
• 6:45 p.m. at Wendy’s, 4113 S. Meridian, in Puyallup.
• 7:05 p.m. at Taco Time, 10507 South Tacoma Way, in Lakewood.
At the doughnut shop, the woman showed a gun and demanded money. The clerk refused and the robber left, police reported.
In the other three robberies, the woman entered the drive-through lanes and ordered food. She showed a gun and drove off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses had reported that the woman drove a bright yellow SUV.
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers had offered a reward for information on the robber.