Lethbridge Police charge individuals following robbery at northside business, seize weapons

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged two individuals in connection with the robbery of a northside business on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.

Police received a report about 8:50 p.m. that a male attempting to steal merchandise from the Walmart store in the 3000-block of 26 Avenue North had pulled out a knife when confronted by staff. He left the store without paying for the merchandise and fled the scene in a vehicle.

The Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team, with assistance of Patrol and K9 units, stopped the vehicle nearby and arrested the individuals inside. Also seized from the vehicle at the time of the arrest were several knives and a tactical hatchet.

Knives and other weapons seized from the vehicle upon arrest.
Knives and other weapons seized from the vehicle upon arrest.

Anthony Douglas Johnston, 27, of Lethbridge, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, fentanyl). He was remanded in custody to appear in court Oct. 27, 2021

Aedan Tanya Betts, 20, of Lethbridge, was charged with failure to comply with a release order. She was released from custody to appear in court Nov. 1, 2021.

Both Johnston and Betts were charged by LPS on Oct. 20, 2021 for possession of stolen property in connection with a search warrant executed at a home in the 400-block of 12 B Street North.

Lethbridge Police Service



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