By Lethbridge Herald on July 17, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service has charged four teenaged girls in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.
Thursday at approximately 2:51 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery at the 7-11 along the 500 block of 13 Street North. The clerk reported two females, wearing hoodies with the hoods up and something white covering their faces, entered the store, brandished knives and demanded cigarettes. An undisclosed quantity was provided and the females fled westbound on 6 Avenue North. No one was injured.
Through further investigation, including a review of video surveillance and tips received from the public, the two suspects were identified. Investigation also determined two other females, who had been in the store at the time of the incident and were initially believed to be witnesses, were in fact party to the offence, according to police. The four females were subsequently arrested without incident.
A 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, who cannot be named, are each charged with robbery, disguised and possession of a weapon.
A 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl, who cannot be named, are each charged with one count of a robbery.
The four accused are currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
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