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Lethbridge man charged with assault and robbery after two weekend incidents

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A 36 year old Lethbridge man has been charged with assault and robbery in connection to two incidents over the weekend.

On Saturday just before 10pm, a 37 year old man was walking in the alley along the 500 block of 13th street north when a red truck stopped beside him.

A male passenger got out and after a quick verbal exchange,hit the victim twice with a baseball bat then searched through a wallet and backpack and stole cash.

Not long after that, a 42 year old man walking in an alley one street over was confronted by a passenger in a red truck and then pepper-sprayed.

Michael Joseph K Smith is facing charges in relation to the incidents. He’s in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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