Investigation into robbery at westside Safeway concluded

Lethbridge Regional Police have concluded an investigation into a robbery at the west side Safeway Monday night and at this time no charges have been laid.

Investigation determined the 78-year-old male subject was suffering from medical issues at the time of the incident and as such has been admitted to hospital. Police have referred the matter for Crown review in consideration of whether or not charges should be pursued.

No further information will be released pending the outcome of the Crown’s review of the case.

BACKGROUND
Issued January 26, 2015

Lethbridge Regional Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred at the Safeway located at 550 University Drive West.  At approximately 6pm this evening a 78 year old male entered the grocery store and approached a cashier stating he was going to rob the store and that he had a gun.  The male left the business without receiving any money and was apprehended a short distance away by police.  The investigation is on-going and further details will be released tomorrow.

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