PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Uniontown women are in custody after police say they robbed a convenience store.
Police say 31-year-old Carlita Deeds and 25-year-old Elizabeth Blosser robbed the Mobil service station on West Fayette Street around 8 a.m. on Feb. 23.
“They were charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy,” said Lt. Tom Kolencik, of Uniontown Police. “Both are being held on $25,000 straight cash bond.”
Police say Blosser made no attempt to disguise herself despite the fact that she had glasses on, a facial piercing and a tattoo on her neck.
“Ms. Deeds entered the store to make sure there was no cameras. She came outside and she gave her the green light that there was no cameras, and Ms. Blosser entered the store with a gun,” Lt. Kolencik said. “I would say this cashier has probably had some nightmares over this, having a gun pointed at her. And she was diligent enough in her description to say she had her finger on the trigger.”
Police say Deeds hid while Blosser went inside.
Reuniting at Blosser’s mother’s home on Franklin Street, the two women with long criminal histories laid low.
However, Blosser was eventually picked up on an out-of-state warrant.
It was a Uniontown officer who recognized Blosser as a suspect in the gas station robbery. She was brought in for questioning, and police say she admitted to everything.
“In a verbal and written statement, she said that they talked about it beforehand just for the need of money,” Lt. Kolencik said.
The women are being held in the Fayette County Prison.
Police say that particular gas station has been the target of robberies before.