Lethbridge robbery suspect nabbed red-handed after silent alarm triggered
LETHBRIDGE -- A 20-year-old man faces several charges following a convenience store robbery attempt that was thwarted by a panic alarm.
According to Lethbridge Police Service officials, a masked man entered the Circle K location in the 2700 block of Mayor Magrath Drive S. at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The suspect allegedly threatened the clerk and demanded cash. While complying with the demands of the masked man, the employee triggered a panic alarm notifying police of the robbery.
The suspect had gathered a collection of cigarettes, gift cards and cash when a patrol officer arrived at the store. The man attempted to push his way past the officer and out of the store but, after a brief struggle, he was arrested.
Ahmed Babatunde of Lethbridge has been charged with:
- Disguised with intent
- Resisting a peace officer
- Unlawful confinement
As of Wednesday morning, the accused remains in custody ahead of a bail hearing.