Two young offenders charged in connection with armed robbery

Lethbridge Regional Police have arrested and charged two 14-year-old males in connection with an armed robbery Thursday night at a west side gas station that resulted in an employee being stabbed. 

On Feb. 19, 2015 just before 8 p.m. two masked males entered Gas Plus along the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard West and demanded cash. One of the males was armed with a knife and the other a firearm. The male with the knife proceeded to attack a 21-year-old male employee and stab him in the upper shoulder area. A struggle ensued and the second subject subsequently struck the employee with the firearm. The employee was able to take control of the knife sustaining a second injury to his hand, before the subjects fled the store without any money.

The subjects were located by police a short time later. The knife and firearm (an airsoft pistol) were recovered.

The victim was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital and has since been treated and released.

The two 14-year-old accused, who cannot be identified, are currently in police custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

Both are charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and being disguised in the commission of an offence.

Staff Sgt. Scott Woods, Criminal Investigation Section, will be available for media interviews at 1 p.m. at the police station. This will be the only opportunity for on-camera interviews.

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 For media inquiries contact

Staff Sgt. Scott Woods
Criminal Investigation Section
Lethbridge Regional Police Service
403-330-5052