Police in Edmundston say a Québec woman is facing charges following an attempted armed robbery at a local pharmacy.

Officers were called to the Shoppers Drug Mart on Hébert Boulevard shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Edmundston Police Force says a woman entered the pharmacy, showed a gun and demanded prescription medication.

An employee reportedly knocked the woman to the floor and held her until police arrived. The gun turned out to be a replica firearm.

Police say 32-year-old Véronic Dion of Rivière-du-Loup was taken into custody. Dion appeared in Edmundston Provincial court on Thursday and was charged with attempted theft while using an imitation weapon, and wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime.

The woman was remanded into custody and is due back in court on June 1.

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