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Woman charged in Corydon bank robbery

A Central woman was arrested just a few hours after allegedly robbing a First Harrison Bank branch in Corydon.
At approximately 1:30 Friday, Ruth Robinson, 32, allegedly entered the bank branch inside the JayC Plus store and threatened the use of harm to an employee, though she never showed a weapon.
Police originally believed they had a description of the suspect vehicle and extensively searched the area but later determined the information they had was inaccurate.
It wasn’t until police shared a photo with television station WDRB, which, in turn, shared the photo on social media, that there was a break in the case.
A family member of Robinson’s saw a post on Facebook and tipped police to her identity. With the assistance of Sgt. Julie Condra of the New Albany Police Dept., Robinson was apprehended at about 8 p.m. at Walmart along Grant Line Road in New Albany.
Detective Nick Smith of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. said the employees at First Harrison Bank were ‘very professional’ in the way they handled the situation and described them as ‘good witnesses.’
Robinson is being held on a $7,000 bond. She was charged with Level 6 felony theft (between $750 and $50,000) and Level 5 felony robbery (taking property by putting someone in fear).
Robinson had a not-guilty plea entered on her behalf, and Justin B. Mills was appointed as her public defender. She has a pre-trial conference scheduled for Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. in Harrison Superior Court.
The case is being handled by the Corydon Police Dept.; the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted.
Robinson has a criminal record in Floyd County that ranges from operating a vehicle without a license to battery, theft and possession of controlled substance. Earlier this year in Harrison County, Robinson was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. After paying restitution, the case was dismissed.