UPDATE: Lethbridge Police charge Coalhurst male in connection with robbery investigation

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 36-year-old Coalhurst male in connection with a commercial robbery and a separate incident of theft.

On Sept. 6, 2022 police received a report of a robbery at Gas Plus in the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard West, about 2:15 p.m. A male subject stole a carton of cigarettes and when confronted he pushed the employee before he fled the scene on foot southbound on Jerry Potts Boulevard. There were no injuries involved.

It is believed the same subject was also involved in the theft of a carton of cigarettes on Sept. 13, 2022, from the Safeway Gas Bar in the 2700 block of Fairway Plaza Road South, just after 8:30 p.m.

Police issued a media release with security video images Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject involved. Within hours a male turned himself in at the police station.

Travis Ian Darr was charged with robbery and theft under $5,000 and was released from custody with a scheduled court appearance of Nov. 16, 2022.

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

Lethbridge Police Service

BACKGROUND

Lethbridge Police seek public’s help in connection with robbery

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance in connection with an investigation into a commercial robbery.

On Sept. 6, 2022 police received a report of a robbery at Gas Plus in the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard West, about 2:15 p.m. A male subject stole a carton of cigarettes and when confronted he pushed the employee before he fled the scene on foot southbound on Jerry Potts Boulevard. There were no injuries involved.

Sept 6 Image
Sept 6 Image

It is believed the same subject was also involved in the theft of a carton of cigarettes on Sept. 13, 2022, from the Safeway Gas Bar in the 2700 block of Fairway Plaza Road South, just after 8:30 p.m.

Sept 13 Image
Sept 13 Image

The subject is described as a Caucasian male between 30 and 40 years old, standing between five-foot-10 and six-foot-one, and weighing between 190 and 220 pounds. He has red/blond hair in a mullet-style cut, facial hair and was wearing glasses.

Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, and reference file #22019711.

Lethbridge Police Service

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