July 25, 2014

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Brunswick woman gets 2 years in prison for bank heist

MEDINA — A 29-year-old Brunswick woman was sentenced to two years in prison today for robbing a Brunswick bank last August.

Sarah Sicking, of 4274 Bennington Blvd., pleaded no contest in December 2010 to one count of robbery, which is a second-degree felony.

Sicking

Sicking

She robbed Fifth Third Bank, 4023 Center Road, by handing a teller a note that read, “Stay calm and nobody will be hurt. I have a gun. Slide me the money and everyone will be safe. You have one minute.”

Sicking’s lawyer, Bob Campbell, said she didn’t have actually have a gun at the time of the arrest. However, Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Matt Razavi said the bank teller was traumatized, nonetheless.

“From her reaction at the scene of the crime I expect. This is something that this is going to have either lengthy or a lifetime effect,” Razavi said during today’s proceeding. He recommended a five-year prison sentence.

Sicking said she robbed the bank to make money for a down payment and rent payments for a new apartment for her family. She was living in a van at the time, and her four children were staying with her mother.

“I would never do it again… It was the dumbest thing I’ve ever thought of,” she said to the judge.

Read Friday’s print edition of The Gazette for more on this story.

Contact Maria Kacik Kula at (330) 721-4049 or mkacik@medina-gazette.com.