Jennifer Worthy made small talk with the cashier, poured a cup of coffee and asked for six packs of cigarettes before robbing a convenience store in Tacoma, according to court records.
Pierce County prosecutors have charged Worthy, 46, with first-degree robbery for the March 21 holdup in the 3100 block of Sixth Avenue. She pleaded not guilty and was ordered jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The cashier told police that Worthys card was declined when she tried to pay for her items. Worthy then allegedly said she was going to rob the store and asked the cashier if she should pull her gun out.
After allegedly demanding cash from the till, Worthy fled on foot.
Police identified Worthy from surveillance footage of the incident, charging papers indicate.