A Springfield woman threatened to kill store clerk with a knife during a robbery, police say

A Springfield woman is accused of threatening to kill a store clerk with a knife during a robbery.

Jennifer Lytle, 33, is charged with aggravated robbery in Clark County Common Pleas Court. She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Police began their investigation on Friday when they were called to the Speedway on Burnett Road for a possible robbery, according to an affidavit. Before they got there though, the affidavit says, police say they found Lytle walking the streets.

“She was holding an arm-full of food items that were not in any kind of grocery bag,” the affidavit says. “As I approached I was advised that she had threatened the store clerk with a knife.”

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The affidavit says Lytle told police she was running low on funds and was having trouble getting money.

Police arrived at the store where a clerk told them an altercation took place while the clerk was trying to prevent her from leaving the store with the items, according to the affidavit.

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“They then began to tussle over the item and (the clerk) said then the suspect pulled a knife, from an unknown location, pointed it toward (him) and stated ‘I’ll kill you,’ he said. “He said the suspect then walked away from the store.”

A next court date for Lytle was not listed in records.

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