Dog 'Bounty Hunter' Chapman's stepdaughter accused of robbing Honolulu bank

Published: Sep. 21, 2015 at 9:05 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 22, 2015 at 9:42 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Duane Chapman's stepdaughter has been taken into police custody for allegedly robbing the Territorial Savings Bank in downtown Honolulu.

Nicole Gillespie, a 35-year-old homeless woman, was arrested Sunday near Foster Botanical Garden on suspicion of second-degree robbery.

Hawaii News Now has learned Gillespie is the stepdaughter of Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman.

On Monday, Duane and Beth Chapman released the following statement:

It's always difficult and disheartening when someone you knew as a child grows up and chooses a life of crime. That is the case with Nicole Gillespie, who has been accused of robbing the Territorial Savings Bank on Bishop Street on September 3rd.  We have not seen "Nickie" in over 10 years. Watching her on Crimestoppers left us all shocked and heart broken.

Gillespie allegedly entered Territorial Savings Bank on September 3 around 8 a.m., handed a demand note to the teller and fled on foot down Bishop Street.

Gillespie was charged on Tuesday.

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