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Jasmine Cavanaugh, 38, will be sentenced in August for her role in an attempting to rob a second-hand clothing store, armed with a syringe. (CBC)

A Moncton woman will be sentenced next month for her role in an attempting to rob a clothing store, armed with a syringe.

Last April, Jasmine Cavanaugh, 38, went into a second-hand store and approached an employee.

The employee asked if she could help, the woman said, “Yes, you will give me all of your cash.” She then pulled out a syringe.

The store manager pushed the panic button and stepped in. She told the woman she could give her $10, but the woman said she wanted $20.

The manager got the woman outside of the store until the police arrived. Nine needles were found in her purse.

Cavanaugh had originally been found not criminally responsible for her actions but the Crown appealed.

The decision was overturned and she eventually pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery charge.

The court also heard that Cavanaugh has three previous convictions for robbery.

The Crown is asking for a three-year sentence less the nearly 13 months of time already served. Meanwhile, the defence asked for time served.

Provincial Court Judge Jolene Richard said she needs time to go over the arguments and will hand down a decision on Aug. 11.