A Poway mother of five children guilty of two bank robberies was arrested again Wednesday.
Roxanne Pennock, 37, was arrested a little before 3 p.m., accused of robbing two Poway banks, a US Bank on Scripps Poway Pkway and the San Diego National Bank near the intersection of Community and Poway road. In December, she admitted her role in two other robberies in Riverside County.
A sergeant with the Poway substation said Wednesday that Pennock was taken into custody at a traffic stop not far from her Poway residence. She will be booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility for the robberies.
Pennock admitted in a Riverside County court that she held up two Temecula banks, the North County Times reported. She pleaded guilty to two bank robberies and was suspected at the time of involvement in the holdups in Poway. She was first arrested on Nov. 6 after Temecula police spotted a red minivan traveling southbound on Interstate 15. The van matched the description of a vehicle used in the robbery of a Chase Bank on Temecula Parkway.
In court in December, Pennock admitted to the Chase Bank robbery as well as a holdup at the Bank of America, also on Temecula Parkway, on Oct. 22, the paper reported.
"It was sort of a head smacker, we didn't predict that at all," said neighbor Thomas Leete, who lives across the street from Pennock, in December. "We would never have suspected this."
Another neighbor who didn't want to be identified said Pennock and her family have been in big financial trouble in the past few months.
Neighbor Lisa Leete sympathized with the mother of five kids.
"I'm sure she was feeling some kind of real desperation and maybe this was her only option," Lisa Leete said.
Pennock was freed on $25,000 bail after her guilty pleas, according to the North County Times.