Police arrest accused femme fatale wanted in NJ robberies
HACKETTSTOWN — Don't be fooled by her pretty face. Police say she's a conniving crook.
Police in Pennsylvania have arrested a 20-year-old woman who had been wanted on robbery charged in New Jersey.
Kayla Rodriguez, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, had been accused of seducing men in order to have her boyfriend rob them.
Rodriguez was located and arrested Thursday in Scranton. She was being held in Lackawanna County Prison awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
Hackettstown police said Rodriguez began a relationship with a man in June and got the man to bring her home.
Once inside the residence, her actual boyfriend, Frank L. Williams Jr., 20, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, forced his way inside and robbed the man.
Police say the pair robbed a second man days later at a municipal parking on Main Street after Rodriguez had called the victim to ask for help with her car.
Rodriguez's boyfriend had been previously arrested and charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and aggravated assault in the first incident, and with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted kidnapping, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun in the second incident.
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