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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A southeast Missouri woman is accused of posing as a man while committing three robberies.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 59-year-old Elizabeth Heilman of Cape Girardeau is facing robbery and drug possession charges.

Police say Heilman used pepper spray while stealing a woman’s purse Oct. 24 in a church parking lot. She allegedly brandished pepper spray at a business called Chocolate Works on Oct. 28 but left when employees did not give her money.

Police say Heilman returned to Chocolate works on Nov. 17 brandishing a large piece of wood and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.

Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Adam Glueck says in a news release that the robber covered her face in each incident. Victims believed the suspect was a man.
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Information from: Southeast Missourian