Woman charged with armed robbery
A Matlacha woman who police say is associated with a recent armed robbery in Cape Coral was arrested and charged Thursday.
Amanda Lee Schaller, 19, was charged with armed home invasion robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
She is being held in the Lee County Jail without bond.
Schaller allegedly was the getaway driver during a robbery at a Cape Coral home Monday night, during which cash and prescription pills were taken.
The robbery was reported in the 700 block of S.E. 6th Terrace at about 8:26 p.m.
A male resident at the home told police Schaller knocked on his windows and rang his doorbell while two African-American males entered his home from the garage, pistol-whipping him in the head and making off with $300 and prescription drugs.
The victim told officers he had seen the robbers flee in a 1997 Chrylser with bungee chord holding the trunk closed, and the last three letters of the license plate “KTF.”
Police later discovered a vehicle matching the description registered to Schaller.
Schaller denied involvement in the alleged robbery, according to CCPD arrest reports.
The victim also identified the two male suspects he said entered his home. Due to the fact they had not yet been charged when Schaller’s arrest report was filed, police did not identify them by name.