Montville woman charged in alleged armed robbery
Norwich — A Montville woman was charged with robbery and other charges in connection with an alleged armed robbery Feb. 12 in the Stop & Shop supermarket parking lot, police said.
Lorilee Priest, 39, of 156 Route 163, Montville, was charged at 12:30 p.m. Monday with first-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and theft of a credit card. She was held initially on a $75,000 bond and arraigned in Norwich Superior Court. The bond was reduced to $10,000, and her next court date is June 24 in Norwich Superior Court.
Norwich police said on Feb. 12, Priest allegedly confronted a person in the Norwich Stop & Shop parking lot with a knife and attempted to get money from the victim, who had none to give. To appease Priest, the victim allegedly gave her a credit card instead. Priest then fled the area.
Police said no injuries were sustained in the incident.
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Firefighters cleared businesses for about 90 minutes in the area as a precaution.
The victim did not attend the sentencing hearing in New London Superior Court, but her mother spoke at length about the cost to the girl and their family for reporting the crime.