Woman arrested for trying to rob same hotel within 72 hours

Rita Hendrickson, Source: Jennings Police
Rita Hendrickson, Source: Jennings Police

JENNINGS, LA (AP) - A Jennings woman faces robbery charges after authorities say she was arrested for robbing the same local hotel within 72 hours. Rita Hendrickson, 31, was arrested Thursday night by Jennings Police.

According to Jennings Police Chief Todd D'Albor Hendrickson robbed the hotel early last week and made away with an undisclosed amount of money. D'Albor said Hendrickson then returned late Thursday and attempted to rob the same hotel but was unsuccessful the second time around.

Police later spotted the suspect vehicle and arrested Hendrickson but not before a small pursuit which eventually led Hendrickson to wreck her vehicle. The hotel employee later identified Hendrickson as the robbery suspect.

Hendrickson now faces two counts of armed robbery. At last check she was still in the Jeff Davis Parish Jail.