TWIN OAKS – A woman accused of robbery has been apprehended by law enforcement.
It took deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department a little over 24-hours to arrest Angela Marie Martinez, 26 of Kansas, accused in the robbery of the Dairy Grill in Twin Oaks Wednesday evening.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a confidential informant told deputies that Martinez was the person who committed the robbery. An outstanding warrant in Adair County for larceny and bogus check charges, was discovered during a background check of the suspect.
Officers went to the Martinez residence on Thursday evening and when asked her name, she identified herself as Monica Antoinette Martinez. A check with the Adair County Sheriff’s Department determined she was in fact, the Martinez they were looking for. She was placed into custody at that time on the warrant from Adair County.
During an investigation into the robbery, Martinez told Captain Ron Teel that she went to the Springplace Store, and a former boyfriend said he would kill her if she did not “get money from the Dairy Grill”. She claims he showed her a pistol located inside his pants.
She said she want to the Dairy Grill, crying and told the employee that her brother was outside with a gun and would kill her if they didn’t give her money. Martinez said she got outside, ran and threw bag down containing the money, got into her car that was parked at Springplace and left, according to her statement given to Captain Teel.
Witnesses in the area told investigators that no man was seen standing in the area during the time that Martinez was at the Dairy Grill window.
According to the incident report from Sgt. Fabian Rutherford, he received permission to search the suspect’s vehicle where he discovered a pair of silver framed sunglasses witnesses reported in their description of the suspect. Photos were taken of Martinez and the sunglasses. Both the suspect and the sunglasses were identified by the manager of the Dairy Grill.
Officers were dispatched to the Dairy Grill Wednesday evening where the manager of the business told them a woman had been at the window demanding cash. She said the suspect told her, “my brother has a shotgun and will shoot you if you do not give us your money”. According to the manager, the woman walked away with approximately $75.
Martinez appeared in district court where a $110,000 bond was set.
She could face charges of first-degree burglary and false impersonation.