GI woman jailed for car-jacking, attempted bank robbery

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GRANDli ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) A Grand Island woman is in jail after a bizarre car-jacking attempted bank robbery Wednesday afternoon.

Grand Island police say Jeri Jensen, 41, forced her way into a car at the Casey's convenience store in the Five Points neighborhood. Police say Jensen then forced the driver at gun-point to drive to the near-by Five Points bank branch and ask a drive-through teller for money. When the drive-through teller saw the gun, bank employees contacted police.

Police say Jensen then forced the driver to leave the bank and then forced the driver out of the car. Police say a high-speed pursuit followed. About 15 minutes later, the car was found parked in front of a house in the 100 block of West 10th street. Police arrested Jensen in that house.

Jensen was booked for robbery, flight to avoid arrest, reckless driving, use of a weapon to commit a felony and kidnapping. Police say other charges may be referred after they finish the investigation.

No shots were fired and the original driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured.

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