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Lethbridge woman arrested after north side liquor store robbery

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Police have arrested a Lethbridge woman, accused of robbing a local liquor store.

It happened Sunday around 8:15 pm. Lethbridge Police say a woman with her face covered up went into Friday’s Liquor along 13 Street North.

She grabbed several bottles of booze and when she was confronted by the woman behind the counter, the suspect punched the employee in the face before running off.

A police dog tracked the suspect to a group of people nearby and she was arrested soon after.

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28 year old Sharise Marie-Ann Smith is charged with robbery, disguised with intent, breach of a release order.

Smith has been released from jail and is scheduled to appear in court June 25.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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