Woman, 25, gets 2 years for robbery

January 19, 1993

A Westminster woman who robbed a convenience store the fled without money after she changed her mind about it will spend two years in jail for attempted armed robbery.

Kendra Lee Dorsey, 25, of the first block of Washington Road, was sentenced yesterday to five years in state prison, but Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold suspended three years of the term.

Dorsey was arrested shortly after Mary Pollard, an employee of the High's store in the 200 block of E. Green St., told a Westminster policeman that she had been forced at gunpoint to give a woman money from the dairy store's cash register April 6.

Ms. Pollard said that while she was on the phone, Dorsey, who was at the counter, took out a small black handgun with a white grip and told the clerk, "Give me your money," according to court documents.

Ms. Pollard gave Dorsey about $75, but when the clerk refused to take Dorsey to the store's safe, Dorsey said, "You're lucky I don't have the nerve," threw down the money and left the store, the documents showed.

Police arrested Dorsey at her apartment after Ms. Pollard described the would-be robber and officers followed a tip from a witness on the street.

Dorsey confessed to the crime after she was taken to police headquarters.

Officers found a loaded, black .22-caliber handgun, with the white grip described by the store clerk, in a search of Dorsey's apartment, police said.

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