The woman who wore a cat mask while robbing SoHo boutiques is awaiting a jury deliberation to determine her prison sentence.
Shana Spalding, 29, wore leather costumes and cat mask while she held up stores. One June 24, 2010, she reportedly held up Arche Shoes on Astor Pl. The next day, she held up a Body Shop store in Astoria, while speaking in a fake Arabic accent and wearing a burka, reported the New York Post. She was caught two months later in a botched robbery as she fled another SoHo store on Greene St.
Spalding told cops that a man named Angel Martinez had forced to commit the crime. However, prosecutors didn't buy that story.
There is not even a shred of evidence to prove that Martinez exists, said prosecutor Craig Ortner to jurors, according to the Post.