Medicine Hat, Alberta – On March 13, 2022, at approximately 8:00 PM members of the Medicine Hat Police Service were called to a residence in Northwest Crescent Heights following a report of an utter threats complaint. Additional patrol officers attended to the area and began increased patrols in the vicinity of the residence looking for a male.
While patrolling the area an officer observed a robbery in progress. To avoid escalating the volatile situation, patrol officers remained out of sight but prepared to respond if required, until the male exited the liquor store. Once outside the store the male was confronted by police and safely taken into custody. The male was found to be in possession of the stolen cash from the liquor store and was also in possession of a hunting knife.
The 21-year-old male who cannot be identified at this time remains in custody and is currently awaiting a judicial interim release hearing, facing charges of: Robbery, Disguise with Intent, Possess Weapon Dangerous to the Public, and Uttering Threats.
The clerk at the store did not receive any physical injuries because of this event but was offered support from the MHPS Victim Services Unit.
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