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Andri Jeffers via Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Andri Jeffers (via Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

News release from the Yavapai County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office:

On November 23, 2011, at approximately 6:15 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported robbery at the Chevron Station in the 2700 block of Highway 69, Dewey-Humboldt. The Chevron employee stated that a female entered the mini-mart with her right hand concealed under her sweater, claiming she had a bomb, and demanding cash from the register. The clerk explained the store was closing and the register was empty. The suspect threatened to blow up the clerk if he did not comply. She then walked behind the counter, grabbed a bag, and demanded the clerk place cash in the bag. The clerk refused to cooperate and the suspect eventually fled the store.

The clerk was able to obtain a license plate number from the suspect’s dark colored Chrysler Pacifica vehicle as it fled north on Highway 69 toward Prescott Valley.

A check of the vehicle registration showed the owner, 26-year-old Andri Jeffers, resided in the Castle Canyon Mesa area of Prescott Valley. Deputies were also able to obtain a suspect description from the store’s video security system.

Just after 7:15 PM, deputies located Jeffers at her home in the 2900 block of North Kings Highway West, Castle Canyon Mesa. Jeffers was confirmed as the suspect initially by the surveillance photo and also identified by the clerk. Jeffers admitted to her participation in the robbery. Deputies learned the item she held under her shirt was a toy penguin. She was arrested and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center for one count of Attempted Robbery.

Jeffers has since been released on bond.

Written by Alex

November 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

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