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Woman gets 9 years in prison for robbing store twice in 2 days

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 16:18:52-04

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Maple Heights woman will spend the next nine years behind bars for robbing the same store two days in a row last year.

Rachellette McKissack, 26, was sentenced to 114 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a violent crime, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

Authorities said McKissack robbed a consignment store in the 28000 block of Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on Nov. 15, 2018. She returned the next day and robbed the store a second time with a gun.

“For two consecutive days, this defendant terrorized people who were simply going about their day,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “We will pursue a long prison sentence for anyone who uses a firearm during a robbery.”