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Woman Accused of Trying To Get People To Rob Her Restaurant

WASHINGTON (KDKA)- A Washington County woman is accused of trying to get two people to rob the restaurant she worked at.

According to the criminal complaint, 23-year-old Alayna Weishner-Rush tried to solicit a man and woman to rob the Burger King drive-thru on Jefferson Avenue in Washington.

She wanted them to rob the drive-thru around 10 p.m. on a night when she was scheduled to work. Weishner-Rush allegedly gave the couple details about how to rob the restaurant and told them to wear masks and use a gun.

As part of the plan, according to the Observer Reporter, Weishner-Rush allegedly told them to go to the drive-thru and order something before going to the window to rob her.

Police say Weishner-Rush allegedly wanted the robbery to happen at the end of the day when a larger sum of money would be in the cash drawer. She reportedly sent a text message to one of the acquaintances on the day the robbery as supposed to happen.

The man and woman solicited by Weishner-Rush actually contacted Washington Police and no robbery ever took place.

KDKA spoke to the woman at the home where Weishner-Rush was staying. The resident, who does not want to be identified, said she gave her a place to stay when she was homeless.

"I do believe it's the drugs," the woman said. "She was sober for two years, and then I do believe she went back on them."

Last month, Weishner-Rush was placed in the Washington County Jail for a probation violation. She faces solicitation charges for the attempted robbery and is scheduled to appear on those charges on Feb. 16.

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