Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred within an hour of each other late Monday night.
On Feb. 23, 2015 at approximately 9:45 p.m. a masked male entered Gas Plus along the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard and confronted a male and female working in the store. The man brandished a gun and demanded cash. A brief struggle ensued between the male employee and the subject before the subject fled from the store without obtaining any cash or property. No one was injured.
At approximately 10:23 p.m. a masked male entered Neighbours along the 500 block of 6 Avenue South and confronted a female employee. The man brandished a gun and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount was provided and the subject fled the store. No one was injured.
In both cases the subject is described as a male in his late teens to 20s, wearing a black balaclava, black jacket, black carhartt pants, black and tan gloves and tan-coloured foot wear.
Investigation in the matter is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.