Attempted armed robbery suspect not long out of prison

Published on September 4, 2014
Camille Strickland-Murphy is led out of provincial court in St. John's
today. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A woman suspected of trying to hold up an east-end Shoppers Drug Mart in the capital city last night is no stranger to the courts.

Camille Strickland-Murphy was sent for an overnight psychiatric assessment today and is due back in provincial court in St. John’s tomorrow to face charges of attempted armed robbery and breach of probation.

The 21-year-old wasn’t long out of prison, having recently finished serving the required term of a federal sentence.

In June 2012, she was sentenced to two years in jail, with three years’ probation, for committing a violent robbery in April of that year.  

On April 3, 2012 dressed in her brother’s clothes, she approached a woman in her late 50s at the Scotiabank ATM in Churchill Square, grabbed her around the neck, held a knife to her throat and demanded money.

She made off with $300 and told the woman that if she called the police, she would kill her.

In last night’s incident, police say Strickland-Murphy used a knife and other items as weapons.

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