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UPDATED: Prosecutors charge woman in four fast food robberies

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm with 2 Comments »
February 1, 2010 3:12 pm
Surveillance image of woman who robbed Kolby's Donut House on Jan. 6

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. She robbed the restaurants from the drive-thru window while driving a bright yellow car?! Brilliant!

  2. f722380 says:

    Here, let me step away from the drive-up window and get your money !

    the dumbing down of American’s continues, unabated !

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