Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Woman arrested in series of armed robberies

CLEARWATER — A 20-year-old woman is accused of conspiring with two men to commit a string of armed robberies early Saturday morning.

Kimberly Jane Shawley, who has an address in the 3000 block of Pine Street in Largo and is also listed as a transient from Clearwater, was charged Monday with principal to armed robbery.

According to an arrest report, Shawley approached a man in the 1400 block of Cleveland Street about 5:30 a.m. and distracted him as the two men approached. The victim, who was not identified, told Clearwater police that the two men pointed semi-automatic handguns at him and demanded his money.

The two suspects rifled through the man's pockets and stole a cell phone, a set of keys and about $50 in cash, according to the report. Then the two men and Shawley ran away.

The man later identified Shawley as the woman who was involved, the report says.

Clearwater police said the details of that robbery are very similar to five other robberies reported between 2:30 a.m. and 5:40 a.m.

In several of the cases, victims said the suspects were in a red Mazda3. Shawley was driving a red Mazda3 when she was arrested, police said.

Victims in the other cases gave matching descriptions of the suspects, police said.

The arrest report does not list the names of the other suspects and it was not clear Wednesday if they had been apprehended.

Shawley has previous convictions on charges of cocaine possession, obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, and trespassing, according to Pinellas County court records.

She pleaded guilty to battery in June and has a pending charge for possession of a controlled substance from a March arrest, court records show.

Woman arrested in series of armed robberies 08/03/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 7:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs probe how to fix deep-ball chances missed vs. Bears


    TAMPA — It was only minutes after the Bucs had demolished the Bears 29-7 Sunday when quarterback Jameis Winston tried one final time to connect with receiver DeSean Jackson.

    QB Jameis Winston says he’s focused on the deep-ball chances to DeSean Jackson he missed in the opener: “We left a lot out there.”
  2. Rays journal: Ugly first inning dooms Andriese, Rays against Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Rays manager Kevin Cash said before Thursday's game that RHP Matt Andriese was among the pitchers who would most benefit from a strong finish to the season.

    Matt Andriese has a tough first: hits to four of first five batters, leading to three runs, the only ones he gives up in six innings
  3. St. Petersburg council sets millage rate in first budget hearing

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council set the millage rate and gave initial approval to Mayor Rick Kriseman's $538 million budget at Thursday night's hearing.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman talks about the state of the city on Tuesday, two days after Hiurricane Irma passed through the state. [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
  4. How many more people would lack coverage under Cassidy-Graham? We can guess


    WASHINGTON — It's safe to say the new Obamacare rollback measure toward which the Senate is charging would mean fewer Americans have health coverage. Exactly how many is unclear. Some argue it could be more than 22 million people. Others say it could be fewer.

  5. Woman's decomposed body found near St. Petersburg railroad tracks


    ST. PETERSBURG — A woman's body was found near the railway tracks behind an empty building at 3100 38th Ave. N, according to St. Petersburg police.