Watertown Woman Arraigned On Robbery, Kidnapping ChargesPosted: Updated:
A 34 year old Watertown woman was arraigned in Jefferson County Court Wednesday on robbery and kidnapping charges.
A grand jury recently indicted Kimberly Smith on first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping charges.
She entered a not guilty plea and was ordered held in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bail or $60,000 bond.
According to detectives, Smith approached a 69 year old woman in the in the parking lot of the Salmon Run Mall last October. Officials said the two women didn't know each other.
They said Smith asked for a car ride into the city of Watertown and the alleged victim agreed.
During the ride, Smith allegedly asked the woman to stop at an ATM.
Officials said the victim complied, believing Smith was going to take money out of her own account.
Once they stopped at Watertown Savings Bank on Commerce Park, Smith allegedly threatened the victim with a knife and ordered her take money out of her account.
Officials said the victim complied and was then ordered to drive to Mill Street in the city, where Smith stole the victim's cell phone and threatened the victim's home and family if she called the police.
Smith allegedly took $200 from the alleged victim.
Smith was then last seen walking north on Mill Street.
Through the investigation and video surveillance, the sheriff's office was able to identify the Smith as the suspect.