Hamilton man charged in London gas station robbery involving stolen red Corvette

London police responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on Dundas St. near Highbury Ave. on Oct. 14, 2017. Google Maps/2017

A Hamilton man, 34, is facing multiple charges after a gas station holdup in London’s east end.

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According to police, a man armed with a firearm entered a gas station on Dundas Street at Highbury Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday. He demanded money from the cashier and took off with an undisclosed amount in a stolen 1988 red Chevy Corvette convertible with a beige top.

The Corvette had been reported stolen from Watford, east of Sarnia, at around 8 p.m. the night before.

The vehicle was found in a parking lot in the area of York Street and Adelaide Street and a man fitting the suspect’s description was found exiting a nearby business and arrested.

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Anyone who may have seen the vehicle involved on the evening of Oct. 13 or early morning of Oct. 14 is asked to contact police.

As a result of the investigation, a 34-year-old Hamilton man faces a long list of charges including armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and pointing a firearm.

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