Watertown Woman Going To Prison For Robbery

Watertown Woman Going To Prison For Robbery

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A 35 year old Watertown woman is going to prison in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case.

Kimberly Smith was sentenced in Jefferson County Court Wednesday to five years behind bars and two and a half years of post-release supervision.

In October, Smith pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery.

She was originally charged with robbery and second-degree kidnapping.

According to detectives, Smith approached a 69 year old woman in the in the parking lot of the Salmon Run Mall in October 2016. 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, officials said Smith 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 took $200 from the woman, officials said.

Smith was ordered to pay back the money.

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