Andri Lynn Jeffers, a 26-year-old Prescott Valley woman was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly attempted to rob a gas station with a toy penguin.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Officers were called to the scene of a robbery at a local Chevron gas station at 6:15.
When deputies arrived, they interviewed the clerk, who stated that a woman walked into the store and claimed that she had a bomb, then demanded cash.
The clerk stated that the woman had her right hand concealed under her sweater and was holding an unknown object. When the clerk told the suspect that he could not open the safe because the store was about to close for the evening, the woman threatened to blow up the store.
She then allegedly went behind the counter, grabbed a bag, and demanded money. The clerk refused to comply until the woman finally fled the scene.
Investigators say the clerk was able to write down the license plate number of the car the suspect drove off in. Detectives were able to identify the woman as Jeffers using surveillance camera footage captured during the robbery attempt.
Jeffers was arrested her at her residence about an hour after the incident. She reportedly admitted to the attempted robbery, stating that the item she was concealing was actually a toy penguin.
Jeffers was booked into the Yavapai County Jail and charged with attempted robbery. She was released on bond.