Lethbridge: A couple of robberies on Saturday that lead to a Police pursuit also resulted in charges against a man and woman.
The crime spree began before six Saturday morning. A 75-year old went to Police headquarters to report his 2011 Ford Focus, wallet and ring were stolen when he gave a ride to a couple from the north side to the south side of the city.
About 6:15 that night, a 69-year old woman answered a knock at her door in the 100-block of Fairmont Road south. A young woman asked to use the phone. When the homeowner supplied a cordless phone, the young woman asked to come into the home because she was cold. Once inside, the suspect pushed the older woman to the floor and stole a purse and a laptop. The younger woman then fled the area in a car that matched the description of the vehicle stolen earlier in the day.
Just before 9:00 that evening, an off-duty police officer spotted the stolen car on the south-side and called it in. On-duty officers arrived and tried to stop the car in the 2300 block of 9th avenue south. The car sped off, traveled east to 43rd street and north to the Uplands area, where it then turned and headed back south on Mayor Magrath Drive. All this time, the vehicle was traveling in excess of posted speeds and weaving in and out of traffic. RCMP eventually stopped the car on Highway-5.
33-year old Sean Walter Horvath of the city, has been charged with robbery, uttering threats, aiding a robbery, dangerous driving and flight from a peace officer, theft under $5,000 and breach of recognizance in relation to other matter. 26-year old Cheyanne Sue Williams, faces 2-count s of robbery and uttering threats.