Bank robber convicted, suspected in other cases

Woman, 26, fired shots during Jan. 2011 bank robbery

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jerrica Duncan
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jerrica Duncan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman convicted Wednesday of armed bank robbery in Jacksonville is awaiting trial in three other armed robbery cases, the state attorney's office said.

On Jan. 5, 2011, prosecutors said, Jerrica Duncan, 26, held up the Synovus Bank. She fired three shots into the air and demanded money, a news release from State Attorney Angela Corey said. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found Duncan the next day with stolen money in her car and arrested her after a high-speed chase.

She has been charged in at least three other armed robbery cases. She is accused of robbing another bank and a grocery store in 2010. She is awaiting trial for those cases pending sentencing in the bank robbery conviction. She has also been charged in one attempted robbery case.

"This conviction is a large step in the right direction in bringing justice to the multiple citizens who have been victimized by Ms. Duncan," said Assistant State Attorney Alexis Sykes.

Duncan will be sentenced on Sept. 14. She faces 20 years to life in prison.