Male charged with robbery caught red handed

Lethbridge Police have charged a 20-year-old man with robbery after the suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the crime.

On January 29, 2020 at approximately 2:30 a.m. a masked male entered Circle K along the 2700 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, demanded cash and threatened to harm the clerk if he did not comply. An undisclosed amount of money, gift cards and cigarettes were taken. The clerk was not injured and was able to press a panic button. A police officer patrolling in the area immediately responded and located the subject still inside the store just as he was preparing to leave. The male attempted to push past the officer and a brief struggle ensued before the male was taken into custody.

Ahmed Babatunde, 20, of Lethbridge, is charged with robbery, disguised with intent, resisting a peace officer, unlawful confinement and assault. Babatunde is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.