Woman sentenced to 12 years after admitting to robbing gas station

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A woman was sentence to 12 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections after admitting to robbing a gas station with a knife.

20-year-old Siarra Pontius of Elkhart pleaded guilty to the 7-11 robbery that happened in June of last year.

According to the Goshen News, the cashier at the gas station told police that Pontius held up the cashier with a knife and that Pontius was known by employees for shoplifting from the store.

Pontius was detained a couple hours after the robbery, and a search warrant of her apartment complex turned up two packs of Newports and over $150 in cash.

Pontius reportedly said before her sentencing that she regretted putting the victim in danger and realized her mistakes.

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