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Woman sentenced in Speedway robbery

A Lafayette woman was sentenced Friday for her role in the robbery of the Elmwood Avenue Speedway in April.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 2:44 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2018 3:18 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman was sentenced Friday for her role in the robbery of the Elmwood Avenue Speedway in April. Whitney Gamiel was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and 2 years of supervised probation. 

Related: A Lafayette woman charged after attempted robbery

Gamiel pled guilty to robbery resulting in bodily injury and kidnapping. The Court also issued a No Contact Order protecting the victim and ordered restitution to Speedway

Related: Woman attempts to rob Speedway, held on ground until police arrive

Police said 30-year-old Whitney Gamiel entered the Speedway April 18, 2018, and said she had a gun. She got away with money, cigarettes and the keys to the store. She then demanded that an employee leave the Speedway with her.

Once outside, the employee and a customer fought with Gamiel. The two held her on the ground until police arrived.

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