Wichita woman convicted in bank robbery arrested for 2 more robberies

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita woman convicted of robbing a bank last year has been arrested for robbing two more local businesses. 

Police arrested 35-year-old Christina Messerschmidt in the 2100 block of East 2nd Street on Wednesday. She was booked for four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of kidnapping.

She's being held in the Sedgwick County Jail without bond.

Messerschmidt is accused of robbing Patricia's adult store at 6143 West Kellogg just before 11 p.m. Tuesday and then robbing the Kwik Shop at 2809 East Douglas at around 8:30 the following morning. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Messerschmidt pleaded guilty in April to robbing the INTRUST Bank at Harry and Webb on December 16, 2016. She was arrested that night after an hours-long standoff at Buttonwood Tree Apartments. 

In the INTRUST bank robbery, court documents alleged she gave a teller a note written on a deposit slip saying, “Give me $1,000 or I will shoot you.” She told the teller, “If you push it, I’ll do it.”

Bank employees told police they recognized Messerschmidt as a customer who had opened an account in November 2016, and they provided police with her address.

Messerschmidt had been out of jail since January 18 after posting $25,000 bond. Her sentencing in the bank robbery is scheduled for July 20. 

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