Woman sought in Covina robberies, Monrovia attempted robbery turns self in

MONROVIA — A Covina woman suspected of two knife-point robberies at the same Charter Oak gas station, as well as a failed robbery in Monrovia, turned herself in Saturday, officials said.
Diane Leliott, 41, showed up at the Monrovia Police Department Saturday and was arrested, Monrovia police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. She was booked on suspicion of robbery.
She is suspected of robbing USA Gas, 20354 E. Arrow Highway, in an unincorporated county area near Covina on March 17, then returning to rob the same gas station two days later, sheriff’s Lt. Craig Boyett said.
She’s then accused of brandishing a knife while demanding money from a clerk at AM Donut & Yogurt Tuesday, Monrovia police Lt. Nells Ortlund said. She fled empty-handed when the employee did not comply.
All of the crimes were captured on tape by surveillance cameras, officials said.
She admitted the robberies, Ortlund added, and indicated she committed them to support a drug habit.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Leliott was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and was due for arraignment Tuesday in Pomona Superior Court.
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