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A screengrab from a video released by the Charlottetown police in connection with an armed robbery at the Needs convenience store on University Avenue Tuesday night. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
An 18-year-old Covehead woman has pleaded guilty to robbing a Needs convenience store on University Avenue in Charlottetown while armed with a hypodermic needle.
Taylor Dawn MacDonald entered the guilty plea Thursday in provincial court.
Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas has adjourned the case until Oct. 9 for sentence, pending the preparation of a pre-sentence report. MacDonald will remain in custody on remand until that time.
Brian Dwayne Spence, age 21, of North Winsloe, MacDonald’s co-accused in that robbery, also appeared in court Thursday.
Spence’s defence counsel sought and was granted a further adjournment to Sept. 19. Spence will elect his mode of trial on that date.
MacDonald and Spence are alleged to have stolen approximately $50 from the store.
The original report issued by police in the wake of the robbery stated that a young woman entered the store, told the clerk she had a syringe containing the AIDS virus and demanded money. After receiving the money, she fled the premises.