Penticton woman pleads guilty to pair of robberies

22-year-old will be sentenced June 5 for robberies of two Penticton convenience stores in March

A 22-year-old Penticton woman has been charged with two armed robberies of convenience stores.

Ashley Carder pleaded guilty to two charges of robbery and guilty to an unrelated theft charge at a court appearance on April 5.

On March 10 at 6:22 p.m. RCMP responded to a complaint at a convenience store on Westminster Avenue. Carder had entered the store, produced a knife and asked for all the money in the till. She fled from the store in an unknown direction getting away with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

Just over two weeks later on March 31 at 9:58 p.m. a second robbery complaint came to RCMP at a convenience store on Skaha Lake Road. Carder entered the store and again produced a knife and asked for all the money in the till. She fled from the store, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Carder was remanded into custody last week and is scheduled to appear in Penticton provincial court to be sentenced on June 5.