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Video contradicts armed robbery claim

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 13:27:01-04

PUEBLO – A woman is jailed after they say she lied to them about being the victim of an armed robbery.

Pueblo police arrested 49-year-old Nadine Wyatt after video surveillance contradicted what she told police happened to her on August 15th.

Nadine Wyatt
Nadine Wyatt is accused of falsely reporting she was robbed of money from her job as a marijuana grow courier in Pueblo.

Wyatt works as a marijuana grow courier and she made a delivery to Starbuds dispensary in the 4300 block of Thatcher Avenue.

She told police that after the delivery at 6:40 p.m., she was followed on 4th Street and forced off the road near the Midtown Shopping Center. She claimed a man in a red pickup truck demanded the money she had at gunpoint.

Officers searched the area and were unable to locate a suspect. They contacted businesses in the shopping center and were able to find surveillance video of the incident. The video did not match what Wyatt told officers.

During a follow up interview with police she admitted to taking the money herself and it was found when officers searched her vehicle. The exact amount of stolen cash was found in the spare tire compartment.

Wyatt is charged with felony level theft and false reporting.