A New Brunswick woman has been sentenced to three years in jail following an attempted robbery at an Oromocto restaurant.

Police say a woman entered a fast food restaurant with a blanket over her head shortly after 4 a.m. on Sept. 18.

She was carrying syringes and demanded cash from an employee, who locked herself in a back office and called police.

No money was taken and a 30-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident on Sept. 21.

Cassandra Paul of the Oromocto First Nation was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon and being disguised with intent to commit an offence.

She pleaded guilty to the robbery but the second charge was withdrawn.

In addition to her three-year sentence, Paul was ordered to provide a DNA sample for the National DNA bank and is subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition.