February 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Updated: February 12, 2019 11:15 am

One charged, one on the lam after armed car-jacking attempt: London police

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London police have arrested a Mississauga man, 18, and are looking for a second suspect in connection with an attempted car-jacking involving a handgun.

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According to police, a 24-year-old man sitting in his vehicle at the southeast corner of Oxford Street West and Wonderland Road was approached by two males just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Police say the suspect demanded he exit the driver’s side. One of suspects pulled out a handgun after the victim refused, police say. Yet the driver still didn’t exit the vehicle, and police say the two suspects fled in opposite directions.

Police arrested a suspect nearby and on Tuesday announced an 18-year-old man from Mississauga had been charged with robbery/assault with intent to steal and attempting to commit a dual procedure offence.

He’s expected to return to court on Wednesday to answer to the charges.

London police continue to search for a second male suspect, described as five feet 10 inches, 175 pounds, black, 20-30 years of age, with a slim build and black hair.

The victim was not injured during the attempted robbery, police say.

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