CINCINNATI – A 16-year-old girl will remain behind bars after police say she robbed a Hyde Park bank and fled to the Kenwood Towne Centre Monday.
A judge ordered the teen remain jailed Tuesday at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center until her next court appearance on May 1. She is facing felony robbery and firearms charges.
Authorities said the girl robbed the PNC Bank at 3740 Paxton Ave. shortly before noon Monday.
About 20 minutes after being called to the bank, authorities used a tracking device in the stolen money to locate the girl at the Kenwood Towne Centre about six miles away.
The mall was later placed on lockdown as officers searched for her.
The teen was eventually arrested in the mall's parking lot. Police did not disclose how much money she took from the bank.
In a previous case, police said the 16-year-old faced a felony theft charge for stealing a vehicle. The teen took a plea deal in that case and her charge was reduced to unauthorized use of a vehicle. She has also faced several drug charges.
In court Tuesday, the teen's mother pleaded with the judge to allow her to come back home so she could go back to school.
"Her attendance since I've had her in school has been good and she is very smart," her mother said.
The request was denied.
Prosecutors said they plan to charge her as an adult.