Needs Convenience on Euston St., Charlottetown

A woman robbed this Needs Convenience store on Euston Street in Charlottetown with a hypodermic needle. (Google Street View)

A 20-year-old Charlottetown woman who robbed a convenience store while holding a hypodermic needle was sentenced to 13 months in jail Tuesday.

Allison MacKenzie of Charlottetown robbed the Needs Convenience store on Euston Street in Charlottetown on Feb. 13.

She threatened the clerk with a syringe and demanded cash.

Her lawyer told the court MacKenzie is battling addiction to opiates and cocaine, and the $500 she stole was used to buy drugs.

MacKenzie also pleaded guilty to stealing her mother's television.

She was ordered to pay restitution to the store and to her mother.

MacKenzie will be on probation for two years after her release and has been ordered to get help for her addictions.