CRIME

Dog The Bounty Hunter's Stepdaughter Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Hawaii Bank

"It's always difficult and disheartening when someone you knew as a child grows up and chooses a life of crime," Chapman and his wife said.

The 35-year-old stepdaughter of reality TV star Duane Chapman, better known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter," was arrested Sunday for allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Honolulu.

Nicole Gillespie reportedly entered Territorial Savings Bank around 8 a.m. on Sept. 3 and handed a teller a note demanding money before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

She was charged Monday with second-degree robbery and her bail was set at $40,000, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Surveillance image of suspect Nicole Gillespie.
Surveillance image of suspect Nicole Gillespie.

Gillespie is Chapman’s stepdaughter from a two-year marriage to Tawny Marie, according to the New York Daily News.

In a statement Monday, Chapman and his current wife, Beth Chapman, said they had not seen "Nickie" in over 10 years and that watching her on CrimeStoppers left them "shocked" and "heart broken." 

"It's always difficult and disheartening when someone you knew as a child grows up and chooses a life of crime," the couple said.

Beth Chapman, left, and Duane Chapman arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Nash
Beth Chapman, left, and Duane Chapman arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.