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Wife admits guilt in couple's Northtowns gas station robbery spree

A 45-year-old Town of Tonawanda woman on Wednesday admitted helping her husband rob three gas stations in the Northtowns this year.

Heather Jenkins pleaded guilty to three counts of felony robbery and faces up to 21 years in prison when she is sentenced on Nov. 4 by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski, the Erie County District Attorney's Office reported.

Jenkins helped her husband rob three gas station convenience stores in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda between Feb. 25 and March 11.

Justin Jenkins, 46, in May pleaded guilty to six counts of violent felony robbery, admitting he used a BB gun to hold up six gas stations in Amherst, Tonawanda and Kenmore. Justin Jenkins faces up to 45 years in prison at his Sept. 20 sentencing by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi.

They were arrested March 13 and suspected in as many as 12 gas station robberies in Erie and Niagara counties. Heather Jenkins was accused of serving as the getaway driver for her husband.

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