Charges pending against two men in connection with Subway robberies

Lethbridge Regional Police have arrested two B.C. men in connection with robberies at two local Subway restaurants earlier this week.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Section, with assistance from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and the Taber Police Service, arrested a 20-year-old man and 21-year-old man in Taber Thursday night.

Investigation in the matter is ongoing and charges are pending.

BACKGROUND:

On Nov. 17 at approximately 7:22 p.m. police responded to a report that a lone male armed with a shotgun entered Subway along  the 3700 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, threatened staff and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over. No one was injured and the male fled though the back door.

On Nov. 19 at approximately 8:30 a.m. a masked male entered Subway along the 1600 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South. Staff subsequently fled from the restaurant to a neighbouring business and called police. No one was injured. Surveillance footage showed the male was wearing clothing similar to the subject in the previous Subway robbery and appeared to be carrying a shotgun.

Police have recovered several articles of clothing and the weapon believed to have been used in these robberies.

Investigation into a third robbery that occurred late the night of Nov. 19 at a Coaldale liquor store is ongoing.

At this time no further information will be released. An update will be provided when possible.

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