Police charge two men in connection with street robbery

Lethbridge Police have charged two men in connection with a street robbery last month.

On July 17, 2018 at approximately 10 p.m. a male was walking in the area of Mayor Magrath Drive and 3 Avenue South when he was approached by two unknown males. The males asked the victim to buy them alcohol and when he refused he was attacked. One male held the victim down while the other male assaulted him until he lost consciousness. When the victim woke up he found that his wallet and other personal property had been stolen. The victim’s bank card was subsequently used to make multiple purchases.

As part of the investigation, surveillance footage of several persons of interest was previously released in an effort to identify the individuals. Following the public appeal the subjects were identified. One male has been located and charged and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the second male.

Matthew Kyle Chief Moon, 20, of the Blood Reserve, is charged with robbery and possession of the proceeds of crime. A Justice of the Peace released Chief Moon on a recognizance with multiple conditions. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 4.

Dre Kade Sweetgrass, 18, of the Blood Reserve, is charged with robbery, possession of the proceeds of crime, use of a stolen credit card and three counts of breaching a recognizance.

At this time Sweetgrass has not yet been located and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information on Sweetgrass’ whereabouts is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.p3tips.com. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.