Monarch man charged in connection with four robberies

Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 24-year-old man in connection with a six-hour robbery spree.

On Oct. 14 at approximately 9:15 p.m. a woman reported that she had been robbed at knifepoint by an unknown male at the Scotiabank ATM along the 2200 block of 5 Avenue South. The man approached the woman inside the ATM vestibule and demanded cash. She subsequently withdrew an undisclosed amount and provided it to the male.

On Oct. 15 at approximately 12:36 a.m. an unknown male armed with a knife entered the Comfort Inn along the 3400 block of 23 Avenue South and demanded cash. None was provided and the male left the hotel without further incident.

At approximately 12:56 a.m. an unknown male armed with a knife entered Pizza 73 along the 400 block of 21 A Street North and demanded cash. The clerk was able to run out of the store and was not injured. No money was provided.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. an unknown male armed with a knife entered 7-11 along the 2000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount was provided.

In all cases the male fled in a vehicle.

Later in the day on  Oct. 15 police identified the subject. He was subsequently located at a home along the 1200 block of 9 A Avenue South and was arrested without incident.

Jacy Brandon Paul Naugler, 24, of Monarch, is charged with four counts of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. He was remanded to appear in court this morning.