Pocket dial leads to sisters' armed robbery arrest

Nakilya Wright

Nakilya Wright

Ashlei Alewine

Ashlei Alewine

Two sisters accused of robbing a Naples hotel in late November were caught when the hotel's clerk received a pocket dial from the women and recognized one of their voices, according to an arrest report.

On Nov. 18 just after 7 p.m., the clerk said a woman came into the Inn Place Hotel at 1785 Fifth Ave. S., indicated she had a weapon in her pocket and demanded money from the register. The woman, who was wearing a bandanna over her mouth and sunglasses over her eyes, ran from the hotel after ordering the clerk to the ground, reports said.

Moments after the robbery, the hotel's phone rang and the clerk picked up. The clerk said she heard a conversation about the robbery and believed the person accidentally dialed the hotel because no one directly addressed her. She recognized the second person's voice as Ashlei Alewine, a former employee who was fired two days prior.

Cellphone records showed the call being placed at 7:14 p.m., immediately after the robbery. The phone number belonged to Alewine's mother, who denied involvement and told police her daughters, Alewine and Nakilya Wright, shared the phone with her.

Wright spoke with officers and provided a written confession, according to an arrest report.

Alewine, 22, and Wright, 18, both of the 3500 block of Seagrape Avenue, each face charges of robbery and petit theft.

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