Police investigating robbery; seeking public assistance to identify subject

 Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating a robbery that occurred earlier this week at a south side hotel.

 On April 23, 2014 at approximately 3:53 a.m. police responded to a 911 call from an employee at the Quality Inn and Suites along the 4000 block of 2 Avenue South. The employee reported that an unknown male carrying what appeared to be a canister of pepper spray and a hatchet entered the hotel and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount was provided and the male subsequently left the area. No one was injured.

 The subject is described as a male wearing all black clothing including a bulky “Carhartt” type work coat, black sunglasses, a black toque and a black neck warmer pulled up over his mouth and nose. He was approximately six feet tall with an average build.

 A surveillance photo of the subject is included for release.

 Anyone with information is asked contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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