MAYVILLE - A Mayville woman faces up to seven years in prison in connection with an April 17 bank robbery in Clymer.
A Chautauqua County grand jury indicted Jenifer Gens, 35, of Mayville with robbing the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union at 562 Clymer-Sherman Road in Clymer.
On April 17, New York State Police were called to the branch for a report of a bank robbery.
The robber was described as a woman in her late 20s, having a small build and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, work boots and sunglasses. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was believed to have fled north. Following the robbery, police began reviewing surveillance tapes for more information, as well as canvassing the neighborhood.
David W. Foley, Chautauqua County district attorney, said Gens has been indicted on one count of third-degree robbery. The indictment alleges Gens went into the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money and indicating she had a gun. Gens escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
The New York State Police and the Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office handled the investigation.
Gens was arraigned before Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward, who set bail at $75,000 cash or $150,000 real property. A pre-motion conference is scheduled for Aug. 6.
Third-degree robbery is a class D felony and carries a maximum sentence of 2 1/3 to seven years in prison.