Suspect took taxi to 7-Eleven heist 

click to enlarge A Mission district woman used a taxi to commit a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Visitacion Valley last weekend. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • A Mission district woman used a taxi to commit a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Visitacion Valley last weekend.

This lady was apparently all about convenience.

A woman had a taxi take her from a Mission district home to a 7-Eleven in Visitacion Valley last weekend so that she could rob the store, police said.

Ariana Bolmer, 25, of San Francisco pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of robbery, second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with the Friday afternoon incident.

At about noon that day, police said, Bolmer was allegedly picked up by a Yellow Cab from a residence on Harrison Street. She reportedly had the cabbie drive her to Visitacion Valley and then asked him to park around the corner from the 7-Eleven in the 2200 block of Bayshore Boulevard.

While walking to the convenience store, Bolmer allegedly pulled a red bandana over her face. Once in the store she allegedly commanded the cashier to "open the register or I'll shoot" while presenting a "bulge" in the pocket of her black jacket.

The clerk was forced to empty both cash registers, police said, and Bolmer reportedly fled in the cab with $180 in cash.

Witnesses saw Bolmer leave the store and one of them followed her and saw her enter the cab. The witness passed along the cab's number to police, and the cab was later pulled over while traveling northbound on Mission Street near Virginia Avenue in Bernal Heights.

Police said they found Bolmer in possession of the cash and bandana. Footage from the taxi's security cameras was also reportedly seized as evidence.

The driver told police he didn't know the woman had robbed the 7-Eleven and said he was on his way to the suspect's next stop, a smoke shop near Mission and 30th streets.

Bolmer remains in custody after her bail was set Wednesday at $130,000. She is next scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Aug. 6, prosecutors said Thursday.

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