Woman acquitted in Shadyside bank robbery tells her side of story



PITTSBURGH - A woman accused of robbing a Shadyside bank last year was found not guilty after a jury deliberated for about two hours.

Robyn Kitt, who spent nearly three months in jail, was acquitted Thursday on charges that she robbed the First National Bank in Shadyside on Valentine’s Day last year.

“I cried almost every day. I was depressed and I missed my son. I was three months pregnant at the time, so that made it even harder on me. I lost weight because I couldn’t eat the dog food they feed you in jail,” Kitt, 34, told Channel 11’s Alan Jennings.

Surveillance footage from inside the bank shows a masked, hooded person rob the bank with a gun just before 3 p.m.

According to Kitt, she was picking up her son at the time of the robbery. Another parent verified her story.

“I knew they knew it wasn’t me. There was no chance it was me, but still, they did this to me,” Kitt said.

Chief prosecutor Tony Krastek said at the time of Kitt’s arrest, she had $920 in cash in her underwear. Kitt said the money belonged to her boyfriend, who police said is a convicted bank robber.

Kitt said the entire ordeal has ruined her life.

“(My 8-year-old son) was taken away from me,” she said.

She also said she was fired from her cleaning job. However, Kitt wanted to thank the jury that helped her clear her name.

“I hope the people from the jury are watching this,” Kitt said. ‘I want them to be thanked. I want to thank them so much for seeing through it.”