Lethbridge Police charge Calgary man in connection with theft of donation box

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police charged a man Thursday in connection with the theft of a donation box from a downtown business.

On March 29, 2022 police responded to a report that a man tried to steal a charity donation box at the Wendy’s restaurant at 230 Scenic Drive South before being stopped by staff. He fled the scene on foot. Another report was received just minutes later that a man stole a donation box from the nearby Tim Hortons restaurant at 442 Scenic Drive South. The box was subsequently located nearby, but with its contents emptied.

File Photo - Lethbridge Police Service
File Photo – Lethbridge Police Service

The same man was believed responsible for both incidents and a media release, with security video images, was issued. Subsequently, police also received a report that a man matching the same description stole merchandise from Circle K, 716 6 Avenue South on March 30, 2022.

With the assistance of information provided by the public, a man was arrested in downtown Lethbridge without incident on March 31, 2022.

Alexander Louis Harsanyi, 28, of Calgary, is charged with theft under $5,000 (shoplifting), theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000. He was released from custody with a scheduled court appearance on May 11, 2022.

The Lethbridge Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in the matter

Lethbridge Police Service

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