Teen accused of robbery with a syringe remanded into custody

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Will appear in youth court Thursday

A teen accused of robbery with a syringe has been remanded into custody until her Thursday youth court appearance, for the protection of the public.

A 17-year-old female charged in connection with a robbery Saturday night at a Queen Street convenience store in which she's alleged to have brandished a syringe, has been remanded in custody .

The accused, who is charged with committing a robbery while armed with a weapon and breach of probation, was remanded after a brief appearance in court this morning.

Charles Thompson, the prothonotary of the Supreme Court, ruled that the detention of the accused was necessary for the protection of the public.

Thompson heard representations from both the Crown and defence counsel before making his decision.

A publication ban imposed by the court prohibits the details of those representations from being published or broadcast.

The name of the accused is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The robbery which she is alleged to have committed occurred at the One Stop Convenience store at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday.

Police were told a female entered the store demanding money while brandishing a syringe. After obtaining a quantity of cash she fled on foot.

The accused will appear in youth court Thursday.

Organizations: Supreme Court

Geographic location: Queen Street

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  • Me
    October 10, 2012 - 11:37

    It is the addictions that seem to be in charge of these young offenders actions. They have their blinders on and are only thinking of one thing at the time "where their next fix is coming from." Seems to be that these addicts are not in the facility long enough to overcome their mountain. Addicts need to be in recovery for more than what is required here. Away from here, the individual is in a facility for 3 months or more. Not only do these kids need the proper treatment, but they have to learn how to LOVE themselves again and that they do have some worth in this community of ours.

  • Shameful
    October 10, 2012 - 08:04

    The degree of ignorance around the issue of youth addiction and in particular opiate addiction is deafening. These young addicts are sick and need care. The idea of some young girl standing in front of a cashier begging for money with a syrnge and then being sent to jail because we refuse to provide adequate and effective treatment is the problem. Let's decriminalize this sort of behavior and at least give her the option of treatment and no criminal record. Adequate treatment is a win-win for society and the individual. The present situation is a lose-lose and very costly.

    • Skyler
      October 10, 2012 - 09:21

      This is how I feel. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  • Skyler
    October 09, 2012 - 18:25

    This is a prime example why the government needs to invest in more prevention. Why, Can the government of PEI not come to the realization that more rehab centers are in drastic, drastic need. This is also coming from someone who is a young adult and have had a narcotic problem in the pass. This is so critical, It's terrifying to see this new epidemic happening with prescription drugs and hard core addictive drugs. We, As Islander need to stand up for what we believe in. Rehabilitation centers are needed, More, proper education is needed within the school systems and not the fake crap about drugs the actual truth. I wish this young girl well in her recovery of addiction. I know it's hard but if you are reading this at some point know that you are not alone and the epidemic is way out of control. Statistic: Ever since they have stopped making/manufacturing Oxycotin the users have switched to Heroin. This is horrifying and yet the epidemic of Heroin use has just started to gain control, once again. PLEASE GHIZ, INVEST IN SOMETHING THAT IS NEEDED. SECOND AND THIRD REHABILITATION CENTER IS OF CRITICAL NEED.

  • don
    October 09, 2012 - 14:07

    Concerned Citizen. i agree and the sad part is this is going to be what the future has in store for our kids unless the courts puts there foot down and make some real time in jail and not let tem sleep all day. we need a work farm for anyone in jail. it works in other places and will work here if the churchs etc keeps there mouths shut as there ways did not work.

  • Concerned Citizen
    October 09, 2012 - 13:32

    I find this very concerning given the fact that this girl is so young, only 17 years old and she is being charged with such a serious offence. If this is any indication her future doesn't look so bright - hopefully these charges will teach her a lesson and enable her to get the help she obviously needs.