Police thwart armed robbery at local convenience store

 

Lethbridge police arrested two masked men armed with weapons as they exited a vehicle and attempted to enter a north side convenience store during the early morning hours Wednesday.

On Aug. 22, 2018 at approximately 3:05 a.m. police located a stolen Dodge Cirrus parked in the parking lot of 7-11 and Ace Liquor along the 2600 block of Scenic Drive North. The driver and passenger were known to police and the vehicle had previously been involved in a hit and run collision. As police were approaching, the driver and passenger – both masked – exited the vehicle. The driver was armed with a collapsible baton and the passenger with a knife. Police immediately intervened and the subjects were arrested without incident. Following further investigation the two men were subsequently charged.

Levi Cyprian Harris, 21, of Lethbridge is charged with:
Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
Possession of a dangerous weapon
Disguised with intent to commit an indictable offence
Failing to remain at the scene of an accident
Dangerous driving
Two counts of breach of a recognizance

Alexander Roxby Styra, 18, of Lethbridge is charged with:
Conspiracy to commit and indictable offence
Possession of a dangerous weapon
Disguised with intent to commit an indictable offence

Harris and Styra were remanded in custody  and scheduled to make their first court appearance today.