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Lethbridge Police charge male with multiple offences including robbery, weapons-related charges


Lethbridge Police have charged a 25-year-old male with a total of nine offences including robbery, theft and weapons-related charges in connection with three separate incidents which occurred between early September and mid-October, 2022.

On Sept. 6, 2022 a 41-year-old male was sitting in a parked vehicle along the 500 block of 8 Street South when he was approached by another male just before 11 p.m. The subject produced what appeared to be a handgun and demanded the driver roll down his window, but he was able to drive away without further incident.

In a second incident about 30 minutes later, a 33-year-old male was walking his dog along the 900 block of 4 Avenue

South when a male with a bandana covering his face aggressive­ly approached him. The subject produced what appeared to be a handgun in one hand and baton in the other, and demanded the male’s cell phone. He refused and the subject fled the scene.

On Oct. 15, 2022 at about 2:30 a.m. a 22-year-old male employee was attempting to get a group of people gathered outside Neighbour’s Gas Station to move away from the business along the 500 block of 6 Avenue South. A male struck the employee and stole his cell phone before leaving the scene.

Josh Montana Jones of Lethbridge was charged with: robbery; assault; assault with a weapon; two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, use of an imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence; disguised with intent; theft under $5,000; and failure to comply with a release order.

He was remanded in custody with a scheduled court appearance of Oct 21, 2022.

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