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Police charge male in connection with downtown break-in


Lethbridge Police charged a 36-year-old male in connection with a break and enter and recovered a substantial amount of cash stolen from a downtown business.

On January 16 police responded to a report of a break-in at Leather Unlimited along the 300 block of 5 Street South after the owner found the security grill gate had been removed and a window was broken to gain entry. Inside the business property had been rummaged through and a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

Following further investigation by Patrol officers and members of the Property Crimes Unit, video surveillance of a suspicious vehicle and subject was obtained. The information was shared with RCMP and the owner of the vehicle was subsequently identified. Police located the vehicle parked at a southside motel and determined the subject had rented a room. He was arrested without incident and police recovered most of the cash from the safe.

Lance Lloyd Trapp, 36, of Picture Butte, is charged with shop-breaking and commit theft. He is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.


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