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Crime

Buffalo woman sentenced for coercing teens to rob 5 banks

A Buffalo woman will spend 4-12 years in state prison for coercing four teenage boys to perform bank robberies.

Alexis Rose, 25, pleaded guilty to five counts of third degree robbery in February.

The Erie County District Attorney's office says Rose admitted suppling the four boys, ages 14-18, with plans, disguises, demand notes and transportation to and from the banks via her Lyft account between Aug. 21 and Sept. 27, 2017. Five different banks were targeted in Amherst, Buffalo and Depew.

The four teens were arrested, confessed and were adjudicated as juvenile delinquents in Family Court. They all implicated Rose in the robberies.