Vernon Subway robbery nets two years in jail

A woman who threatened to rob a Vernon Subway restaurant with a needle will be going to a federal penitentiary.

Provincial court judge Mayland McKimm sentenced Amy Rebecca Barbara Young, 27, to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to robbery in connection with an incident at the Fruit Union Plaza on May 23 at 2 a.m.

She was also placed on two years probation after she serves her term.

Young held up the restaurant with a needle that she indicated was infected with either HIV or Hepatitis C. She pushed a clerk to the ground and made off with approximately $90.

The sentence to a federal jail, said McKimm, is to help Young get treatment through better programs for her drug problem.

“This file, like many others, is the consequence of drug addiction which has spiralled out of control,” said McKimm in delivering his verdict.

Young also pleaded guilty to a prior charge of mischief. McKimm gave her credit for 30 days served in custody on the charge, and sentenced her to one day in jail.


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