Ohio robbery suspect found hiding in clothing dryer

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Police in Niles say a robbery suspect was found hiding in a clothing dryer when they came to arrest her on Tuesday. 

The robbery happened on April 29 at the Circle K on S. Main Street. 

An employee there told officers that a woman missing a shoe held him at knifepoint, demanding money.

The employee told police that the robber had been standing by the magazine rack for over an hour, looking at coloring books. Every time she approached the register, she said she wasn’t ready. 

He said the woman then asked for several packs of cigarettes but wouldn’t provide her identification. When she was told he couldn’t sell her cigarettes without an ID, she pulled out a knife and demanded money along with the coloring book, according to a police report. 

The employee said he managed to get her into a bear hug and pulled her outside, but the woman ran back inside and took money out of the cash register, which had been unlocked. She then ran away after slicing at the employee’s hand as he tried to grab her, according to the report. 

Police said the robber left behind a Ninja Turtle’s mask, the knife and a cell phone. A brown wig was also found in the parking lot, as well as a key, multiple lighters, a needle and the woman’s right shoe. 

Police were able to identify the robber as 27-year-old Annalyse Hall through phone records, according to the report. 

Police said upon searching the home where Hall lives on Sherman Avenue on Tuesday, they found her hiding in the fetal position in a clothing dryer.

She was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. 

Hall is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on a $250,000 bond. 

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