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.