PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — An 86-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to charges in a Philadelphia bank robbery has been placed on a year’s probation.
Court records indicate Emily Coakley entered pleas to lesser charges of possession of an instrument of crime and simple assault while charges including robbery and theft were withdrawn.READ MORE: 6 Pedestrians Hit By Driver While Leaving Chester Church, Police Say
Police say Coakley had a handgun when she demanded $400 from a TD Bank in the University City neighborhood on Nov. 21.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Dead, 2 Injured During Saturday Night Shootings Across Philadelphia
The district attorney’s office said Tuesday that Coakley believed the bank had shorted her $400. Prosecutors cited her health issues and the fact the gun was empty as factors in the plea deal for non-reporting probation.
Coakley’s attorney hasn’t returned a phone call seeking comment.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Kicks Off First Parade Celebrating All Winter Holidays Following First Omicron COVID Case
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